News October 20, 2018

CityLift Begins First Install in Portland, Oregon

Originally a surface parking lot, Overton 15 is CityLift Parking’s first installation in Portland, OR. The building by Vallaster Corl Architects is a 73’-11” tall mixed-use residential and retail project containing 68 residential units and three ground floor retail spaces. The quarter block site is located at the corner of NW 15th Ave and Overton Street […]

News October 4, 2018

A new approach to parking for dealerships facing site size constraints

Auto dealers in urban and expanding markets can find themselves facing 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 space necessary […]


How to Adapt to Changing Parking Needs

By Lisa Brown Due to diminished single-occupancy cars with the use of ride sharing, autonomous cars or other alternative forms of transportation, developers are looking at ways to provide the right amount of tenant parking without running the risk of killing projects. Some developers are mulling over planned parking in mixed-use projects. In 10 to 15 […]

News August 19, 2018

Is Semi-Automated Parking the Key to Density?

By Kelsi Maree Borland Providing adequate parking on dense, small sites is challenging, but semi-automated parking systems with stackers may be the solution that developers need. Some version of automated parking in new developments is going to be integral to both creating density in L.A. and complying with the city’s parking requirements, as they slowly evolve. […]


Mechanical Parking in Miami

By: Larry Gautier, as posted in I am a big fan and advocate for better transportation solutions. Especially since I’ve been sitting in traffic, like the rest of you, for many years. I think it’s a goal that we should continue to strive for. Being a native Miamian and a 30-year commercial real estate professional, […]

News August 11, 2018

New LA Multifamily Developments Implement Tetris-Style Parking System

Two new multifamily developments in Los Angeles are getting a unique Tetris-style semi-automated parking system that could lead to a shift in how residents park their vehicles. Beverly Hills-based Markwood Enterprises recently broke ground on a 14-unit, 16K SF multifamily property in mid-Wilshire and a 13-unit, 12K SF multifamily development in Larchmont. Each offers one […]

News July 4, 2018

Automated Parking Comes to the US

While automated parking facilities are commonplace in Germany, Japan and China, they are gaining momentum in North America. By the late 1980s, as automobile ownership skyrocketed in Germany and Japan, the automated parking industry in these countries took off. Today, Japan alone has about 1.6 million parking spaces in automated parking facilities, where some sort […]

News May 9, 2018

CityLift Completes First Of Their Kind Projects In North America

Two Automated Parking Lift Projects in the Bay Area Use Innovative Designs to Solve Residential Parking Challenges “CityLift Parking, a leading provider of automated parking lift solutions, has completed automated parking projects in Oakland and San Francisco, each of which is the first of its kind in North America.” Read Full Article on PR Newswire    

News April 23, 2018

Denver’s parking needs are starting to require big-city solutions | Denverite

  It’s called a puzzle lift. As you swipe your key fob, a hidden system begins to rumble beneath your apartment and a mass of parked vehicles writhes to make way for your car which, within a few minutes, rises into view. This could be the future Denver’s parking: smart systems that maximize square (cubic?) footage and allow for […]