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AutoParkit™ prepared for changing parking landscape

Tribune Chronicle / R. Michael Semple This is an exterior view of the former Delphi plant where Warren native Christopher Alan wants to build his AutoParkit manufacturing facility. He said he met with the property owner last week and expects to hear soon about the sale of the land.

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Mayor Doug Franklin: Tour of AUTOParkit was ‘spectacular’


WARREN — The developer working to bring an automatic parking manufacturing facility to Warren expects to finalize terms of the purchase of the former Delphi property on Dana Street in coming weeks.

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A Southern California company that constructs fully automated car garages is seeking to eliminate the sometimes troublesome process of parking a vehicle.

Auto Parkit has built several advanced-technology garages, including a new one at the Helms Bakery campus in Culver City. The structure houses 247 vehicles.
According to the company’s president and founder, Christopher Alan, a similar-size standard garage — with driveways, ramps, and headroom — would only be able to fit 86 vehicles.
Though the price of an individual structure was not disclosed, Auto Parkit officials said the company is able to build robotic garages for roughly the same cost as regular concrete facilities — but with far less maintenance.

Standard garages need ventilation and lighting systems that must run constantly, a concern that does not apply to automated garages as they remain unoccupied.
“The cars don’t run, they’re not using gasoline…. So that energy consumption alone is about 60 percent less than a traditional parking structure,” Alan said.

Precise, computer-controlled parking also prevents possible vehicular damage.

“No cars get scratched. No birds get in there. Your car’s going to stay clean,” said Walter Marks, owner of Helms Bakery. “You can leave it unlocked and there’s no one in there to get it.”

Auto Parkit said it is currently in talks to build more than 40 garages in the Los Angeles area.

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CBS Los Angeles

Automated Parking At Helms Bakery

It works like a giant vending machine at the Helms Bakery Complex.

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AutoParkit Owner Says Time Is Right to Close the Deal

The Business Journal


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ask Christopher Alan why he wants to move his California company’s headquarters into the former Delphi Packard Electric building in Warren, and he’ll point to his wristwatch.

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AutoParkit System Dubbed ‘Future of Parking’


WARREN, Ohio – “The future of parking in Los Angeles” will be on display March 10 when the ribbon is cut on that city’s largest fully-automated parking structure, which was built by Warren native Christopher Alan and his AutoParkit LLC, says the developer of the historic Helms Bakery District.

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Auto Parkit LA Site Opens, Warren Operation Next


WARREN, Ohio – Auto Parkit LLC plans to move forward with its proposed multimillion-dollar project in Warren although it might not be at the former Packard Electric Building on Dana Street Northeast.

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The future of driverless parking in Los Angeles was unveiled Thursday at a high-end Van Nuys apartment complex. The region’s first fully automated parking system lets drivers pull their car in to a bay, jump out and let the machines take over..

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Today, municipalities are focusing on smart urban in-fill and redevelopment projects, so builders must look for new ways to provide sufficient parking. The challenges of developing urban environments are numerous and often idiosyncratic, but adequate parking is always an issue. The limitations inherent in traditional parking structures often result in extremely inefficient parking with excessively high construction costs and little or no return on investment.

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Giving Parked Cars a Lift

The residents of a Van Nuys apartment complex are getting a taste of the future – Jetsons style.

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