HOUSTON, TX – March 16, 2016 – CITYCENTRE, one of Houston’s most popular shopping, dining and entertainment districts, is implementing new parking options and convenience technology to streamline the search for a parking space and provide tailor made solutions based on guest needs.
According to Suzanne Weatherall, Vice President, Asset Management of Midway, “In a car-centric city of Houston’s size, popular urban destinations encounter parking congestion, and property owners are finding new ways to reengineer the traditional parking garage. Our goal is to provide as many options as possible to expedite the experience for those on the go.”
Earlier this month, CITYCENTRE added fast track premium parking to the first floor of the garages, priced at $1.50 per half hour with a maximum, all-day fee of $15. Street level, self-pay kiosks are located at the entry points to the district. Parking on all additional floors remains free of charge 24/7 and will be upgraded with an electronic guidance system. Slated to debut in April, the guidance system has been designed to provide real-time space availability on each floor, as well as LED ceiling lighting to identify open spots ahead.
Weatherall adds that the City of Houston is also in the midst of a multimillion-dollar project through TIRZ17 to extend Town & Country Way and provide improved mobility through intersection relief, especially in high water. The initiative will add a single lane roundabout at the intersection of Town & Country Way and Town & Country Boulevard to improve circulation and the connectivity to I-10 and Beltway 8. Additional components include inline detention in the oversized subsurface boxes under the pavement, as well as enhanced landscaping and streetscape amenities.
Along with paid and free options in garages, district-wide valet is serviced at five different stands with drop off and pick up options on Queensbury Lane, Sorella Court and Town & Country Blvd. The flat fee is $8 per car. Parking at the CITYCENTRE FIVE office tower on Town & Country Way is pay-to-park on all levels and priced at $1 per half hour weekdays with a maximum of $7; a $7 flat rate applies to weeknights after 5 PM and weekends. Store-front metered parking is $2.50 per half hour with a portion of proceeds benefitting Memorial Assistance Ministries.