News March 27, 2019

Salt Lake City’s newest project, the Paper Box Lofts, will include 195 apartments and an ‘automobile vending machine’

  By Tony Semerad for The Salt Lake City Tribune: Developers began Tuesday to convert an old mid-block industrial site in downtown Salt Lake City into a project known as Paper Box Lofts, which will have three residential high rises, retail spaces, a visually striking open plaza and a unique automated parking system. Officials with […]

News February 8, 2019

CityLift Brings Automated Parking to Portland, Oregon

Originally a surface parking lot, located at 1440 NW Overton Street, sits Overton 15, a seven-story mixed-use building comprised of 68 residential units and three ground floor retail spaces designed by Vallaster Corl Architects. Using CityLift’s semi-automated parking system, Overton 15 now has a taste of the future of parking. CityLift’s Three-Level Puzzle automated parking system […]

News January 10, 2019

Taking the Mystery Out of Mechanical and Automated Parking

What makes a mechanical or automated parking solution a viable alternative to traditional parking? In an increasing number of urban areas, site constraints such as limited footprints, height restrictions, the cost of subterranean excavations, etc. can make the cost of providing sufficient parking prohibitive or even impossible. When one or more of these conditions are present, […]

News November 28, 2018

Office Developers Balancing Existing, Future Parking Needs

With the advent of autonomous vehicles, the addition of more public transportation and ride-sharing, Bay Area developers are struggling with how to accommodate existing parking needs while also planning for the future. A majority of Bay Area commuters still use their cars to get to work, but that number is on the decline with more […]

News November 26, 2018

Developers look to expand Central Ninth’s residential offerings

The Central Ninth neighborhood has become one of the city’s biggest success stories in neighborhood revitalization.  The neighborhood is attracting both public and private investment resulting in hundreds of new residential units and dozens of new retail and dining options. Despite the neighborhood’s success,  a stubborn four-block area dominated by car dealerships, vacant buildings and surface lots […]

News November 20, 2018

Mechanized parking system rules get first look

San Mateo Officials Weigh Zones, Operations for Popular Technology used to Store Vehicles By: Whether to limit the construction of mechanized parking systems to downtown or commercial zones in San Mateo and require attendants to be present while they operate were among the considerations city officials weighed this week in reviewing new regulations for the […]


Commission approves shorter downtown building

Usually, when a developer goes before the Salt Lake City Planning Commission for a height variance, they are requesting additional height.  But developers, CW Urban have argued that building up to the minimum height requirement for a small downtown corner lot would be too difficult.   And during Wednesday’s commission meeting, commission members agreed, unanimously approving […]

News October 31, 2018

Future Proof Parking

As posted in: With new plans for a twenty-eight-story tower at the Motor Mart garage, yet another parking structure in Boston is getting an upgrade. The list of garages being either renovated or torn down to make way for new development is long within the city. The demolition of the Garden Garage was completed over […]

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 […]