How do you determine parking ratio?

In Selling Property - Asked by John B. - Sep 11, 2013
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Erin A.
Researcher
Washington, DC

the parking ratio is (# parking spaces / RBA) / 1000 and stated at a # per 1000 SF

Sep 11, 2013
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Sean D.
Sarasota, FL

(Gross leasable SF/1000) / Parking Spaces = Parking Ratio

Sep 12, 2013
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Erin A.
Researcher
Washington, DC

My answer should say x1000 not divided by 1000.

Sep 24, 2013
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Erin A.
Researcher
Washington, DC

The e-how article shows another method, but it is reiterated incorrectly in the answer submitted here it is actually
# spaces / (leasable SF / 1,000) = ratio

Sep 24, 2013
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Robert F.
Broker/Agent
Fort Myers, FL

The parking requirement is determined by the municipality, and is often different from one to another (or even within one jurisdiction depending on special zoning districts). You will have to seek local expertise if you can't access this information on the City/County website.
...and then there is the difference between required parking and desired parking.

Sep 28, 2013
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Jason T.
Broker/Agent
Green Bay, WI

That’s loaded. Check with your local municipality. It is likely to very for use too. Office? Warehouse? Restaurant? All over the place in parking needs. In my development career restrooms and parking spaces have been dictated by use zone within the particular property – how much back room do you have to your sales floor? This is why you need to hire a commercial agent with experience.

Oct 29, 2013
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Scott P.
Corporate Investor
Salt Lake City, UT

To determine your parking ratio, divide your Rentable Square Feet by 1,000; then divide this number by your number of employees. ie: 10,000 RSF/1000=10. 100 employees divided by 10 is 10 parking spaces per 1,000. To be even more precise, multiply your required parking by your average percentage occupied (in most offices, it's 50% at any given time), which will lower your parking ratio substantially. Your architect can provide an audited time utilization study which will enable you to prove that dedicated workstations do not equal required parking spaces.

May 8, 2016
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