Two surface parking lots straddle the commuter rail station in a suburban village’s downtown. Can redevelopment of these lots support both significantly increased parking capacity and a synergistic mix of new uses?
LTL Architects’ scheme is a phased project, designed with multiple terraces that bridge under, over, and along the Long Island Rail Road, intensifying connections within the Village of Westbury. The design produces a dynamic interchange between transportation, commerce, culture, and living in place of single-use surface parking.
The number of spaces would be doubled on both sides of the tracks, in parking decks enveloped by compatible transit-oriented uses, all wrapped in an elegantly-designed facade: small retail shops, terraced apartments, a bike shop and bus shelter, “new tech” incubator space, and a civic terrace at track level, where the public can gather with a great view.
More about Train Terraces
Find out more about the Design Proposal.
Read a Q&A with Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis of LTL Architects.
Watch a video of David J. Lewis and Marc Tsurumaki unveiling the design.
More about ParkingPLUS
Find out about the potential economic benefits of the ParkingPLUS designs.
Read about how to finance parking garages, and why it pays to build them in downtown and train station areas.
Learn more about the ParkingPLUS design challenge.