City of Houston Parking Requirements

May 1, 2017 by Patrick Byrne

With a lack of a formal zoning ordinance within the City of Houston, one of the largest City of Houston requirements to impact a development is Off-Street Parking.  If a development is located within the Full-Purpose Jurisdiction of the City of Houston, then the amount of on-site parking required to serve the development is dependent on the end-use as shown in Section 42-492 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances.

There are provisions in place where shared parking and reduced parking may be allowed (especially in dense urban areas) but these need to be investigated on a case-by-case basis.

Feel free to contact BIG RED DOG should you need any help in determining the off-street parking requirements associated with your projects.

Written by Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne is a shareholder in BIG RED DOG and serves as a Project Manager in our Houston office. Mr. Byrne has been a project engineer on numerous site development projects throughout Houston, Katy, and South Texas. After beginning his career in central Texas, he has quickly become a go-to engineering resource for Houston site developers. His professional experience includes design preparation and permitting of commercial site development plans; including water quality and detention pond design, site investigation reports and due diligence investigations, grading, drainage, and utility plans, subdivision plats and construction documents. Patrick is a proud Purdue Boilermaker, and in fact was on the drum line for the Boiler Band. In his free time, he enjoys supporting the Houston parks systems and running along Buffalo Bayou.