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DHS Parking lot remodel and expansion

RAXIP

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Looks like the re-striped portion of the lot in the foreground of this picture uses spaces perpendicular to the aisles, while the older areas have diagonal spaces. Is this a philosophical change based on higher density parking, or just easier to manage? Also cast parking seems to alternate directions.
All Guest parking is at an angle. The angle of the photo and of the tram lane makes them look perpendicular. The Cast parking has always been alternating directions. This will change when it permanently switchs over to Guest parking.
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
Ok, I was turned around. When I saw the new entrance to the parking lot to the north, I assume it was from the intersection of Victory and Buena Vista by Riviera. But, it is indeed coming from Victory and W. Osceola by the ESPN/AoA area.

So, in the picture below, dark grey is parking, light grey is roadways. And the orange is the area marked as 'suitable.' Though as @danlb_2000 mentioned, everything in that section is no longer in the reserved for conservation category, however difficult it may be to build there in the swampy flood plain.

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P_Radden

Premium Member
Ok, I was turned around. When I saw the new entrance to the parking lot to the north, I assume it was from the intersection of Victory and Buena Vista by Riviera. But, it is indeed coming from Victory and W. Osceola by the ESPN/AoA area.

So, in the picture below, dark grey is parking, light grey is roadways. And the orange is the area marked as 'suitable.' Though as @danlb_2000 mentioned, everything in that section is no longer in the reserved for conservation category, however difficult it may be to build there in the swampy flood plain.

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Nice job here. Is there any possibility the SW resort could be located within the canal adjacent to SW:GE?
 

roj2323

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Original Poster
A recent water management permits shows some details of the parking lot expansion.

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Wow ok now we're talking. this is showing the new cast parking, the tram lane reconfiguration, the removal of the existing bus transportation loop, a truncation of the existing guest parking in the north corner of the lot which is presumably to account for the new bus area and even the gondola path is shown. Additionally it's plain to see now that the existing guest entrance on the south end of the property is going away entirely and the area will be used for cast parking. The weird part of this is there will actually be no actual increase of note in the number of guest parking spaces. there might be an extra 500-750 total which isn't much.
 

roj2323

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
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Here's a visual that better illustrates how the guest parking is not really growing but instead just being reshaped mostly. The caveat to this is the old Cast parking (Music lot) will now be a Guest lot permanently so there is an actualized parking increase but no actual growth on a sq footage basis.
 

TiggerDad

Well-Known Member
Music looks bigger to me than the area of the current guest parking that goes away.

My question is how security will work, with the gondola station being inside the security perimeter, but the bus station appears further away from the entrance. I've seen a few attempts at sketching this out, but don't think any of those were official.
 

peter11435

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Music looks bigger to me than the area of the current guest parking that goes away.

My question is how security will work, with the gondola station being inside the security perimeter, but the bus station appears further away from the entrance. I've seen a few attempts at sketching this out, but don't think any of those were official.
Gondola guests will be screened before boarding their gondola.
 

TiggerDad

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Gondola guests will be screened before boarding their gondola.
Right, but it looks like the unscreened (unwashed) masses will be dumped off their buses behind the gondola station, and then walk past the gondola station to get to the park. Is bus screening pushed that far back? If so, it would seem to be separate from the screening of guests coming from parking.
 

peter11435

Well-Known Member
Right, but it looks like the unscreened (unwashed) masses will be dumped off their buses behind the gondola station, and then walk past the gondola station to get to the park. Is bus screening pushed that far back? If so, it would seem to be separate from the screening of guests coming from parking.
My assumption is that buses and parking guests will have seperate screening locations. If also appears that the tram drop off loop is moving as well.
 

roj2323

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