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LEED ND: Built Project | v1 - LEED 1.0 pilot

Reduced parking footprint

NPDc6 | Possible 2 points


Design parking to increase the pedestrian orientation of projects and to minimize the adverse environmental effects of parking facilities.


For any non-residential buildings and multifamily residential buildings that are part of the project, locate all off-street surface parking lots at the side or rear of buildings, leaving building frontages and streetscapes free of surface parking lots;


Use no more than 20% of the total development footprint area for surface parking facilities, with no individual surface parking lot larger than 2 acres. For the purposes of this credit, surface parking facilities include ground-level garages unless they are under or over space intended for human occupancy. Underground or multi-story parking facilities can be used to provide additional capacity, and on-street parking spaces are exempt from this limitation;


For any non-residential buildings and multifamily residential buildings that are part of the project, provide bicycle and/or carpool parking spaces equivalent to 10% of the total automobile parking for each non-residential and multifamily building on the site. Signage indicating carpool parking spots should be provided, and bicycle parking should be within 200 yards of the entrance to the building that it services. The 10% carpool/bicycle space requirement can be met with any combination of bicycle and carpool parking.

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