Specialty / Casino
Foxwoods MGM Grand Parking Facility
3,000-car, nine-level open parking structure serving the needs of casino self parkers, and hotel valet operations.
DESMAN was part of the original design team and was designated to provide parking consulting, structural engineering and production architecture. The initial program included a transportation center with 6 bus slots and waiting rooms, a pedestrian bridge to the casino and 3,000 self and valet parking spaces expandable to meet demand conditions.
DESMAN participated in sighting the garage as well as providing input into the design of the roadway access system leading to the facility. An internal speed ramp expedites the movement of entering and exiting vehicles by minimizing the number of turns to the top level. The availability of parking spaces is monitored on each public parking level and the data is transmitted to illuminated message signs strategically located in the parking flow patterns and at the entrance to the garage.
The garage superstructure is pre-cast pre-stressed concrete with architectural detailing on the exterior and is designed for seismic loads. The drive-in valet area is finished inside and contains a valet office as well as a coat check room.