Take the Survey
We are seeking your input on parking issues affecting the Downtown. By completing the following short survey, you will help us develop a deeper understanding of how well our existing parking supplies, policies, and management approach are serving the needs and expectations of our downtown business owners, employees, residents, and visitors. The survey is designed to be brief but detailed.
Click here to take the Downtown Memphis Parking Survey.
This data-driven effort is guided by clear goals and objectives for the future of Downtown set forth in the Downtown Memphis Commission’s (DMC) Strategic Plan. The resulting Parking Management Plan will specifically address:
Beyond parking itself, the plan will also recommend a potential set of multimodal strategies that will help make getting to and around Downtown easy, enjoyable, and affordable. Streetscape improvements to create complete streets, bike-friendly programming and other transportation demand management measures, and enhanced wayfinding will continue to reduce strain on Downtown’s parking system.
In May of 2018, Nelson\Nygaard and MKSK Studios were brought on by the DMC to develop a comprehensive approach to parking management, supply and provision in Downtown and the Medical District. Working with an interdisciplinary team, this effort will address the unique demands generated by this regional destination and seek to balance the growing demands of Downtown’s diverse constituency to enhance Downtown’s livability and culture.
Major Study Components
Ron Belz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Belz Enterprises
Suzanne Carlson, Transportation and Mobility Project Manager, Innovate Memphis
Stephen Edwards, Transportation Planning Program Manager, City of Memphis
Glenn Gadbois, Program Manager, Memphis Medical District Collaborative
Bobbi Gillis, Center City Revenue Finance Corporation Board of Directors
Terry Glover, Engineer/Designer, City of Memphis
Adam Groveman, Director of Development, Belz Enterprises
Ken Johnson, Engineer, City of Memphis
John Lancaster, Director of Planning and Scheduling, Memphis Area Transit Authority
Terry Lynch, President, The Southland Companies
Doug McGowen, Chief Operating Officer, City of Memphis
Shanea McKinney, Downtown Parking Authority Board of Directors
Will Norris, Membership Coordinator/Executive Assistant, Memphis Bar Association; President, Downtown Neighborhood Association
David Perry, Director, Facility Services, AutoZone
John Pontius, Downtown Memphis Commission Board of Directors
Marty Regan, Lawyer, Lewis Thomason
Gary Rosenfeld, Chief Executive Officer, Memphis Area Transit Authority
Alex Turley, Vice President of Real Estate, Henry Turley Company
Dawn Vinson, Project Manager, Dawn Vinson Consulting
Paul Young, Director, Division of Housing and Community Development, City of Memphis
John Zeanah, Director, Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development
Iain Banks, Senior Associate, Nelson\Nygaard
Jennifer Oswalt, President, Downtown Memphis Commission
Brett Roler, Vice President of Planning and Development, Downtown Memphis Commission