8.12 Parking Security
Parking on Adjacent Properties. The recommended
minimum setback distance between the building and
parked vehicles for this project is _____ (project-specific
IMPORTANT NOTE: The following criteria do NOT apply to
information to be provided). Adjacent public parking
all projects. Follow each criterion only if instructed to by your
should be directed to more distant or better protected
project-specific risk assessment. Many criteria are based on
areas, segregated from employee parking and away from
the recommendations of a specific building risk assessment/
threat analysis. Where the criteria include a blank or offer a
choice of approaches, the recommendations from risk
Parking Inside the Building
assessment will provide information for filling in the blank or
Public parking with ID check.
suggesting a choice of approaches.
Government vehicles and employees of the building only.
Parking restrictions help keep threats away from a
building. In urban settings, however, curbside or under-
Selected government employees only.
ground parking is often necessary and/or difficult to
Selected government employees with a need for security.
control. Mitigating the risks associated with parking
requires creative design and planning measures, including
On-site Surface or Structured Parking. Adjacent surface
parking restrictions, perimeter buffer zones, barriers,
parking shall maintain a minimum stand-off of _____
structural hardening, and other architectural and
feet. Parking within _____feet of the building shall be
restricted to authorized vehicles (project-specific
information to be provided).
Parking on Adjacent Streets. Parking is often permitted
in curb lanes, with a sidewalk between the curb lane and
Natural Surveillance. For all stand-alone, above ground
the building. Where distance from the building to the
parking facilities, maximizing visibility across as well as
nearest curb provides insufficient setback, and compen-
into and out of the parking facility shall be a key design
sating design measures do not sufficiently protect the
building from the assessed threat, parking in the curb lane
The preferred parking facility design employs express or
shall be restricted as follows:
non-parking ramps, speeding the user to parking on flat
Allow unrestricted parking.
Allow government-owned and key employee parking only.
Pedestrian paths should be planned to concentrate
Use the lane for stand-off. Use structural features to
activity to the extent possible. For example, bringing all
pedestrians through one portal rather than allowing
them to disperse to numerous access points improves
the ability to see and be seen by other users. Likewise,
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