The new increasing vehicle traffic for the new business and office center will add over 5000 people to the location for the job, plus the neighborhood traffic flow comes to visit this area. However, if all vehicles came and park next to the building, at peak hours, the road lanes will be congested. For example, it will be hard for people to drive cars out at afternoon off-work peak hours; or drive into the parking lot at a special event.
Our idea is to find several locations that are currently underdeveloped but very close to the roadway to enter and exit the area from North, East and West directions to serve as the parking lots - weekdays serve for the employees work in the building; weekdays serve for the residents and tourists who visit the Rail Line Park. The Rail Line Park design inspired by the Highline Rail's connection and placemaking and the employee activity space of Google and Amazon employee building - the Spheres. The Park is proposed to have a four-season landscape, rest, eating places, such as food pantry, and gathering spaces for the ford employees during weekdays and for the public during weekends.
By rational arrange the parking locations by choosing the dead corners along the raised railway, the area can be capable of a traditional and EV car users, and commuting cars won't drive into the streets that eliminate the usage of the road and lowered city's cost of future road maintenance. Then the Park with short walk distance, considering common and disability drivers' needs, adds a healthy working mode by this small amount of walk exercise but can get food on the way and sit enjoy the city view at different times of the day. Thirdly, parking a little further but closer to the local business area will create more opportunities to attract new businesses. It also makes employees more easily consume in the Detroit neighborhood before leave back home. Fourthly, the unique park elevation and features will create the main attraction for people live around the neighborhoods and the area the roadway can connect to, such as thousands of students from Education Institutes such as UDM-Dental and Wayne State, where the bike lane can easily build the connection.