Automated Parking - Mariposa

This project is a 6,300 S.F. automated parking structure with 6 levels above grade and 1 level below. It is designed to accommodate 134 cars. Our client, who owned a 40 unit multi-story apartment building built in the 1930s near downtown Los Angeles, did not have adequate tenant parking. He was open to new and innovative methods to provide additional parking and an automated parking structure suited the project.

Adding new parking to a new or existing project can limit the area of the building or restrict the occupancy uses. There is an opportunity in high density areas to greatly increase the quantity of parking on a site. This is Automated parking. We have received approvals from planning departments and fire departments to do this. In Asia and Europe they have been in use for many years. Basically, a lift type system receives your car from a single loading zone and then a computer takes it away and places it in a temporary storage shelf. When you want to retrieve it you slide an ATM type card into a computer station and the computer retrieves your car. This process might take 2 minutes and is much faster, sustainable, safer, and space saving then standard types of parking. With all the benefits it is the paradigm change that we need to get used too. Jim has watched the system in use. We have been able to put 134 cars in the same space as 34 on grade parking stalls.

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