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Blog May 10, 2017

Hive Parking Structure is Going Vertical!

Since we have broken ground back on our fully automated parking structure here in Oakland, our columns and beams are being installed and have begun to go vertical. We now have cladding and lifts are being installed as we speak! This project will be the first fully automated parking structure in the San Francisco Bay Area […]

Blog April 11, 2017

Increase Land Use at Auto Dealerships with Automated Parking

  Auto dealers in urban and expanding markets can find themselves faced with rising land costs, inventory constrained sites, non-renewable leases for off-site lots lost to development, and overcrowded parking lots that make it hard to exhibit inventory and retrieve vehicles. As auto dealerships are completely reliant on inventory to support sales and require the […]

Blog March 24, 2017

Automated Parking: What Happens if the System Goes Down?

An automated mechanical parking system is a significant investment. It must be proven and reliable, and the company providing it must be the same. This is because, eventually, the question will arise: What if the system goes down? When speaking with prospective clients, the first question asked most often of a provider is: How much […]

Blog November 30, 2016

How to Solve Hospital Parking Woes

Most hospitals find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to having enough parking.  As the demand for medical services grows, many hospitals respond by expanding their facility to offer more beds and provide more care options.  These new facilities frequently take up land that was originally designated for parking, […]

Blog October 14, 2016

Maximize Land Use with Automated Parking

Automated parking systems are a thing of the present, but their full potential has not yet been reached. There are many places in which these modern systems would be perfectly suited to make parking better in a large number of ways. Owners and developers just need to be made aware of these significant advantages, such […]

Blog July 25, 2016

Automated Parking Permanently Changes Residential Development

The most common challenge today for apartment and condo development projects is how to handle parking.  As land becomes more expensive and lots for construction become more oddly shaped and space constrained, parking is often the difference between a project that pencils out and one that does not. At CityLift Parking, we work every day […]

Blog May 3, 2016

Automated Parking and the Benefit of Accelerated Tax Depreciation

Of the many benefits Automated Parking Systems (APS) offer, tax depreciation, particularly in comparison to standard car parks and garages, is one of the most attractive economic values. Developers could benefit from accelerated tax depreciation in as little as approximately seven years. With APS, property owners and developers are eligible for tax depreciation—a tax deduction […]

Blog April 26, 2016

The Basics of Automated Parking Systems

Automatic parking systems are the future made present. These structures improve space allocation for a variety of locations, save costs and maximize returns, are environmentally sound, and much more. Most of us understand the general purpose and function of automated parking. But, how does it work? There are several different automated parking formations available, with […]

Blog February 18, 2016

Car ‘Vending Machines’ Now Provide More Access to Automobiles

Thanks to technology, the world is becoming more automated, and examples of it are being seen directly in the auto industry. Carvana, the online auto retailer, launched a new vending machine-type service last year, making it easier than ever to purchase a vehicle. “Our new Vending Machine is a state-of-the-art, multi-story structure that delivers our […]