Bozeman Airport Parking Garage
With Big Sky Resort, Yellowstone National Park, Bridger Bowl ski area, and
other attractions just down the road, the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) sees a significant number of travelers. The airport had been seeing consistent passenger growth of approximately 9% each year for the previous five years and has had a record of over 1.5 million visitors in one year.
The airport identified several projects to accommodate this growth, with vehicular traffic being one of the most critical.
As rental car companies are one of the lead revenue-generating enterprises at the BZN, the airport determined that it needed a new parking garage. This space needed to accommodate both community visitors and the increasing business rental car companies were experiencing. Primarily
using fees from the eight rental car companies on site, BZN greenlit this major undertaking with a $34M budget.
The airport turned to Morrison- Maierle—a firm they regularly use for engineering and design projects—to deliver a new parking garage. This garage needed to be built on land that the rental car companies and airport were already using, while minimizing the impacts on the travelling public.
Morrison-Maierle designed a covered, four-level, structure with post-tension concrete decks that provides easy-to-navigate, directional turns just steps away from baggage claim and airline ticket counters. Now the largest parking garage in the State, this structure has 1,100 spots, with 100 for public use.
The many visitors who rent vehicles can now easily get off the plane, pick up their luggage, and walk a short distance to the new four-level garage directly connected to the terminal. Additionally, since the parking garage’s unique layout can accommodate more cars than most structures of a similar size, it sets the airport up for future expansions.