November 30, 2015



Asheville, NC (November 30, 2015)—Walker Parking Consultants, the world’s leading parking consulting firm, will design a new parking garage at Asheville Regional Airport with as many as 1,500 spaces. The five story parking facility will be located directly across from the airport’s terminal. The garage will include car rental services on the floor with convenient access from the baggage claim area and long term parking on the remaining four levels. Design of the garage is underway and construction is expected to be completed by Fall 2017.

The Asheville airport has enjoyed steady growth in recent years, including significant expansion by Allegiant Airlines. This growth has pushed parking demand well over current supply and prompted the need for a multilevel parking structure.

“The construction of a parking garage is part of the airport’s master plan” said Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E., executive director. “Our timing has accelerated due to faster-than-anticipated growth, and we are working diligently to meet the parking needs of air travelers in the short-term and well into the future.”

“We are very excited to be designing the first parking deck at the Asheville Airport” said Joey Rowland, managing principal of Walker Parking Consultants’ Charlotte, North Carolina office. “This garage will help make traveling to and from Asheville Regional Airport more pleasant than ever by offering convenient parking and car rental services adjacent to the airport’s terminal.”

Walker Parking Consultants will be providing parking consulting, structural engineering, and mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering. Delta Airport Consultants will be the lead consultant and program manager, and architectural services are being provided by Gresham, Smith & Partners.

“This new garage is going to provide extraordinary benefits to travelers,” said Ken Moody from Delta Airport Consultants. “It will help meet the parking needs of tens of thousands of new travelers that are expected with the airport’s continuing growth.”

About Walker Parking

Walker Parking Consultants is a global consulting and design firm providing innovative solutions for a wide range of parking and transportation issues. Founded in Michigan in 1965, the firm has over 250 employees and is the worldwide leader in the parking consulting field offering a full range of parking consulting, design, engineering and general restoration services. Walker is ranked 273 in Engineering News Record’s Top 500 Design Firms and ranked 12 in Building Design + Construction’s Giant 300 Engineering/Architecture Firms. The firm can be found online at www.walkerparking.com.