By 2021 a minimum of 900 spaces will be added to long-term public parking at Mineta San Jose International Airport.
The expansion was approved by the San Jose City Council and will affect Economy Lot 1, located in the northeast area of the airport. Parking is at a premium at San Jose – in 2019, Economy Lot 1 has reached 100% capacity 36 times over a three-month period, including the closure of all parking lots for seven consecutive hours over the Columbus Day weekend.
“Our priority is providing ease and convenience for our travelers. Adding more public parking to the airport will assist in meeting the increased demand for parking on-site while making it more convenient for passengers to get to their flights on time,” said San Jose’s assistant director Judy Ross.
Hensel Phelps won the US$30m design-build contract to add a multistory garage to Economy Lot 1, which is currently a surface lot. Construction will begin after this year’s Thanksgiving holiday travel period, in late November, and is estimated to be completed by early 2021.
Approximately 770 spaces in Economy Lot 1 will be unavailable for parking during construction.
To offset this temporary loss of parking, the airport will provide an additional 900 parking spaces in Lot 2/Terminal A Garage. This will be made possible by relocating San Jose’s partners’ employees to the airport’s west side parking lot