RCID Orange Garage

Lake Buena Vista, Florida

The Reedy Creek Improvement District Orange Garage provides approximately 4,000 spaces for visitors of the adjacent entertainment and retail development. The five-level, cast-in-place, post-tensioned garage contains approximately 1.5 million square feet, including office space that was integrated into the ground floor of the garage.

An elaborate guidance and space counting system is used to direct parkers to available spaces. Visitors see how many spaces are available as they approach the garage and each space includes a light that indicates whether it is open or utilized.

Everything from the parking layout to the graphics is designed to enhance both the driving and pedestrian experience. The parking consists of one-way traffic flow and angled parking, which is easier for drivers and provides safe and comfortable pedestrian flow towards the elevators and stairs.

Extensive signage and colorful graphics help people remember where they parked. Families and large groups navigate easily in the wide pedestrian paths, open stairs, abundant elevators and escalators, and welcoming lobbies.

LED lighting was used to reduce long term operational costs and improve the sustainability of the parking garage. The garage was delivered using a design/build approach and fast-tracked to minimize parking disruption. 

The RCID Orange Garage serves as a companion project to the RCID Lime Garage, which provides parking spaces for over 2,100 vehicles. 

This project received a 2015 Award of Merit for Design from the Florida Parking Association.