Parking Forests are good for business owners.
The canopy of a tree isn’t just an attractive place to park when the weather is hot or when rain is falling. Studies have shown that customers are more likely to shop at stores with well landscaped frontages and sites and will pay more for the goods and services they receive there, expecting the quality to be higher.
Parking Forests are good for landowners.
As long as vegetation doesn’t reduce the ability of customers to see the businesses commercial spaces with vegetation rent out for more than spaces without vegetation.
Parking Forests are good for building owners.
Trees lower cooling costs. “Mature tree canopy reduces air temperatures by about 5 to 10 degrees F, influencing the internal temperatures of nearby buildings.” http://www.naturewithin.info/Policy/EconBens-FS3.pdf
Parking Forests are good for taxpayers.
Cleaner air and water means less money spent to deliver clean water to you. Less runoff means downstream public conveyance systems won’t have to be replaced. In addition, parking forests can help avoid litigation by helping to meet your community’s water quality regulations.
Parking Forests at the site scale are cost effective.
Our parking forests are econimically competitive with other stormwater and urban canopy facilities, like green streets, being built in the Pacific Northwest.