Tampa International Airport Economy Parking Garage


Hillsborough County Aviation Authority


Parking Garage: 11,200 spaces

Architect: Gresham Smith

Delivery Method: Design Build

Feature: Smart garage

Tampa International Airport Economy Parking Garage


Unable to support future parking demands at the Tampa International Airport, the administration sought to proactively address the issue with two new, six-level economy parking garages. The first phase was a 5,590-space garage featuring an external express ramp system designed to provide vehicle circulation for a future garage. Phase two doubled the parking capacity of the facility to more than 11,000 spaces. The new garages were designed with passenger comfort in mind, providing close proximity to the elevator cores from any parking space and featuring shuttle stops in an enclosed, air-conditioned lobby. The spacious garages and dynamic signage make it easy to maneuver allowing users to find spaces quickly and alleviating the inherent stress many travelers may experience. 

In addition to the garages, the project included a covered entry, exit toll plazas, a parking administration building, an extensive way-finding package, a cell phone waiting lot and a new revenue control system. The garage is also a “Smart-Garage” featuring a computerized space availability system.