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Stamford Station Parking Garage

Project Description:  The Connecticut Department of Transportation (Department) is proposing to construct a new parking garage for the Stamford Transportation Center (STC) on South State Street in the City of Stamford. The new garage will be connected to the station via an enclosed pedestrian bridge over Washington Boulevard. The proposed project site is State of Connecticut property bounded on the south by Metro-North Railroad right-of-way, on the east by Washington Boulevard, on the west by the Rippowam River, and on the north by I-95. The project site is partially occupied by an existing surface parking lot for the STC.

The purpose of the proposed project is to replace the aging original garage structure (currently located on Station Place) with a low maintenance, long service life facility that meets the demand for State-owned commuter parking spaces located proximate to the STC. The needs for the project include:

  • Addressing the poor condition and continued degradation of the original garage structure that have precipitated closing of two levels of the garage to traffic and parking;

  • Satisfying existing commuter parking demands at the STC;

  • Replacing the potential loss of private commuter parking supply for the STC with State-owned and maintained parking spaces that provide similar convenience and commuter amenity as the existing private parking facilities;

  • Meeting customer expectations for availability, accessibility, and convenience of commuter parking accommodations of the STC; and

  • Minimizing and managing commuter disruption and commuter parking impacts during the construction of the proposed parking garage.

The proposed garage will provide approximately 960 commuter parking spaces, resulting in a net increase of approximately 130 State-owned spaces at the STC. The proposed parking garage and pedestrian bridge to the station will be advanced to design and construction as a design-build project.  Parking will be maintained in the original garage structure throughout construction of the proposed garage to help minimize commuter parking impacts. The original garage will be closed upon completion of the proposed garage and will be demolished in the future under a separate construction contract. Please see the CTDOT Design Build Program Website - linked below under "Project Information & Documents" - for the latest schedule updates.

The Department previously pursued a new parking project for the STC as part of a transit-oriented development (TOD). The current proposal is not a TOD project. Under this previous effort, the Department completed an Environmental Impact Evaluation in accordance with the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA) to evaluate and document the potential environmental impacts of the project and to outline recommended mitigation for those impacts.

The EIE (dated August 2012) is available HERE for information (pdf 6.1Mb).

Project Information & Documents

Connecticut Department of Transportation Design Build Program Website

Information Packet (pdf 8.82mb)

Responses to Public Comments (pdf 8.47mb)

Traffic Impact Study (pdf 12.7mb)

April 17, 2019 Public Open House

The Department conducted a public open house on April 17, 2019 at the Stamford Transportation Center. The open house provided a venue to display the redesigned architectural facade for the proposed garage, and to discuss the project with attendees. There were no notable changes to the proposed garage program since the October 24, 2018 Public Information & Scoping Meeting. There was no formal presentation at the Open House.

October 24, 2018 Public Information & Scoping Meeting

The Department conducted a Public Scoping Meeting on October 24, 2018 at the Stamford Government Center in accordance with CEPA statutes. The formal comment period associated with the Public Scoping phase concluded on November 7, 2018. Responses to the public comments are hyperlinked under "Project Documents," above. The Department is currently finalizing a Post-scoping Environmental Checklist that will be published in an upcoming edition of the Environmental Monitor.

Project inquiries can be directed to:

NAME:       Scott Anderson, Transportation Supervising Engineer

AGENCY:   State Department of Transportation
                 Facilities Design Unit


ADDRESS: 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06131