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 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. Essex General Construction is executing the mixeduse design by Vallaster Corl Architects which will stand 73’-11” tall, contain 68-residential 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. […]