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.
The city of Warren, OH and surrounding areas including representatives from the Governor’s Office turned out to attend Auto Parkit LLC’s news conference on the announcement to purchase 500,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office space to consolidate some operations in Warren, OH. The official news release, From Packards to Parking, is below.
The residents of a Van Nuys apartment complex are getting a taste of the future – Jetsons style.
But imagine a different world, one free of such proletarian strivers. You pull into your high-end condo building, drive your car onto a steel pallet and shut off the engine. The glass door of the oversized elevator closes and you and your car are whisked upward at 650 feet per minute.
Automated parking is not new and semi-automated mechanical parking has been used in Asia and parts of Europe for more than a decade. But most systems require a concrete structure for their equipment and a full-time operator, which adds to construction and operational costs.
The system is surprisingly simple. Drivers enter the AutoParkiT facility through a traditional garage door, turn off their car, walk a few short steps to a kiosk, wave their key fob and their car is safely whisked away by the industrial proven, commercially adapted high tech system. Once parked, cars are safely secured in the structure.
Imagine an end to endless cruising around parking lots for a parking space. No more drivers going against traffic in an attempt to snag a parking space. No more drivers dinging your doors when they get in their own cars. AutoParkIt is the first fully automated parking facility that is making it’s debut in–where else?–Los Angeles in a high end apartment building in Sherman Oaks.