Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport - Palm Garage

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Project Size: 
952,000 sq. ft. / 2,490 spaces
Project Manager: 
Dedrie Registe
Parking Operator: 
Project Overview: 

Palm Parking Garage, built in 1986, was the first of three parking garages constructed in the core of the Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport (FLL) campus. The facility contains many sustainability features, including accommodations for electric vehicle charging and tire inflation, an electric utility vehicle fleet and a free shuttle to downtown destinations.

Placemaking features have been implemented throughout the design, with an esplanade containing green space and umbrella tables, and a pet relief area with its own fire hydrant. As the facility closest to the terminals, Palm Garage welcomes visitors to the city by way of a palm tree-lined interior courtyard guiding visitors into the heart of the parking campus.

Management highlights:

  • Car wash water reclamation
  • Active member of Ft Lauderdale TMA
  • Locally sourced labor pools used in all renovations

Program highlights:

  • Extensive placemaking including picnic areas, green spaces and pet relief area
  • Single Space Wayfinding
  • Complimentary Sun Trolley transit to city center
  • Use of alternative fuel (electric) utility vehicles for parking operations

Technology & structure design highlights:

  • Electric Vehicle charging
  • Comprehensive airport-wide stormwater management
  • Cell phone lot to reduce idling and congestion

Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is the first airport-wide campus in the world to be awarded Parksmart Certification and contains the first three Parksmart sites certified in Florida.