According to the number-crunchers at McKinsey, ride-sharing and driverless cars will reduce the space allocated to parking vehicles by 25 percent come 2050, a reduction that represents more than 61 billion square feet of extra living room. And we're already seeing buildings that anticipate this shift, says Joel Dixon of real estate startup Compass. For example, floor-to-ceiling heights in garages are increasing, to make it easier to convert parking spots to office or residential use at a later time. Likewise, footprints are shrinking so that every corner receives natural light — again, essential for adaptive reuse. Elsewhere, future-proofed buildings with flexible spaces that allow garages to be repurposed are already appearing.
"Parking floors aren't angled with ramps as they used to be, either," Joel adds, by phone from his office in New York. "Instead, they use speed bumps to slow traffic, which is also much easier to adapt for future reuse."
L.A. was a pioneer of this shift, thanks to the Adaptive Reuse Ordinance of the 1990s. To encourage development of vacant commercial buildings into housing, these rules exempted buildings from onerous minimum parking requirements — and so prepped the luxury homes within for the shared-ride boom. In Miami, Herzog & de Meuron's 1111 Lincoln Road fuses residential, office, retail, and parking in a single structure, the idea being that as zoning requirements evolve, autonomous vehicle use increases, and behavior patterns shift, the building would be able to react. Likewise, at Government Center in Boston, a 2,130-vehicle parking garage will be replaced by two 500-foot luxury towers — with only 600 spaces open to the public.
“We just need to stop providing car parking everywhere, stop requiring it of builders and start removing on-street parking in congested city centers,” he says. “More parking always means more cars. We see that Oslo is building entire new residential towers that are expected to be car-free. Why places like Manhattan are still building any parking in new construction is crazy.”
Tnexster wrote:Downtown Dallas tower owner plans 10-story garage
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/real ... ory-garageNew York-based Fortis Property Group — which owns the 36-story Harwood Center office tower at Bryan and Harwood streets — is asking for city approval to build the garage to accommodate the new worldwide headquarters for Jacobs Engineering Group.
Jacobs is moving its main office from Pasadena, Calif., to downtown Dallas, adding about 100 new jobs.
Fortis plans to build the almost 500-vehicle garage on Federal Street adjacent to its office high-rise. The office tower at 1999 Bryan was built in 1982.
R1070 wrote:I believe this will be a pretty nice looking parking garage. I'd like to see more retail and neighborhood service spaces in the street levels of these structures. I hope we see more of that incorporated in the future.
joshua.dodd wrote:The demand for parking in Downtown is always going to be high. So we will need these parking garages for a very long time. But that's just a fact. I think we all want Downtown to be primarily pedestrian oriented with residence living densely in the district. However, the demand for parking garages will always be high because of the extent of urban sprawl in the Metroplex.
DPatel304 wrote:joshua.dodd wrote:The demand for parking in Downtown is always going to be high. So we will need these parking garages for a very long time. But that's just a fact. I think we all want Downtown to be primarily pedestrian oriented with residence living densely in the district. However, the demand for parking garages will always be high because of the extent of urban sprawl in the Metroplex.
Self-driving cars will be pretty widespread in about 10 years time, which could really change the need for parking. Valet/Drop-off areas will be far more important in the coming years.
joshua.dodd wrote:DPatel304 wrote:joshua.dodd wrote:The demand for parking in Downtown is always going to be high. So we will need these parking garages for a very long time. But that's just a fact. I think we all want Downtown to be primarily pedestrian oriented with residence living densely in the district. However, the demand for parking garages will always be high because of the extent of urban sprawl in the Metroplex.
I highly doubt that these vehicles will just drive around while they work. The need for parking will still be there, regardless of self driving technology.
lakewoodhobo wrote:St. Paul from Woodall Rodgers to Federal is pretty much a lost cause anyway. I know a lot of people in this building park as far away as Plaza of the Americas, so there's little doubt it was needed.
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Does anyone know what the final product will be like?
dfwcre8tive wrote:Meanwhile, London converts parking garage space to community space:
https://www.curbed.com/2018/4/4/1719219 ... on-level-5
maconahey wrote:Not sure if the rendering has been updated since this was released
jrd1964 wrote:Has anyone heard about what is going on with the second garage that was so desperately needed for the Bank of America Plaza? Nothing has happened at the site up to now.
Tucy wrote:I would surmise that they still plan to build it, but don't want to spend the money until they have some new tenants in hand. (The building is more than 1/3 empty.) I suspect they have the plans for the new garage ready to go. A parking garage won't take all that long to build. So they include the plans for additional parking in their marketing material and will pull the trigger as soon as they sign up some significant tenants for whom it is important.
whd3 wrote:See new thread "711 Elm" regarding this old parking garage between El Centro and West End Station that has been sold and hopefully will be redeveloped.
cowboyeagle05 wrote:You can tell they tried to blend in with First Baptist. Their family center is this same shiny aluminum and the side of the garage facing south has the texture panels that the First Baptist garage does on its north side.
In its Dallas-area properties, which includes Granite Park in Plano, Granite has an average parking ratio of 3.24 per 1,000. Yet, only 2.05 per 1,000 are being used, according to its findings. Specifically at Granite Park, the obsolescence percentage was more than 45 percent. In its executive summary, the Granite Properties study states, “Granite has typically provided a parking ratio of 3:1,000 to 4:1,000 because of broker and customer demands.”
ContriveDallasite wrote:It's a small step forward, but no way this parking garage would have retail 5+ years ago.
ArtVandelay wrote:Just came from a D2 meeting and the Elm Street garage is about to undergo and expansion. /Facepalm/