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Reader Poll: Automated Parking Structure Groundbreaking or Pocketbook Draining?

Work on the $13.3 million computerized parking system behind City Hall is expected to start next summer. What's your opinion of this project? Exciting or excessive?

The city’s plans to build a new, five-story are moving along.

The new computerized parking structure, which the City Council appproved unanimously at its , will offer a valet-like experience to automatically store vehicles in parking berths using motorized lifts, conveyers and shuttles. Construction is expected to begin in late summer 2012 and take about one year to complete.

The final cost of the project, according to Oscar Delgado, the city’s director of public works, is projected to be $13.3 million. That includes $2.6 million for the purchase of the technology from Unitronics, as well as construction of the building and creation of a 27-foot-wide courtyard area between the City Hall building and the parking structure.

The public review period ended earlier this month, but you can still weigh in on the project by participating in our poll below.

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Chloe Ross December 06, 2011 at 01:13 AM
Wish I had more time but I gotta preen for the Council Carnival tonight. See you there!!!
joninla December 06, 2011 at 01:18 AM
Ah - despite my lack of satirical irony - I think there was just such a world scare just last month (or was it 2 in the last two months). They gotta come down, but as for most of the building projects, not in our lifetimes, so I hope you like the look, because they are here and going to stay ..... ad spreading like a virus .... Doesn't anyone notice these new canyon of 'low rise' and 'mixed use' projects are built to the edges of the side walk, block all sunlight, even with the (what now 7 story max) and despite the possible novelty value of wanting to live in a brand new apartment/condo - they are not going to be very desirable once 'used'. In fact, nobody seems to want/afford to live in them brand new ...... Yet they keep building more .... Wonder what Von Braun would have to say about our future and the desirability of living in WeHo when there isn't a smidgen of land left to build on? I like your comments, but did I get it right? Are you just commenting without taking a stand? You've done a lot to bring discussion. I think you could affect a lot of change if you wanted to (I don't/can't affect any sort of change personally, but will push anyone who wants to. lol) :)
Chloe Ross December 06, 2011 at 01:27 AM
joninla - I do not know if or what I can do. I believe shame and calling things what they are is a great weapon. I am writer not an activist or a politician but they are making WeHo into some sort of place I don't like. I am a slow growth advocate - very sincerely. It would be fine to have a "Slow Growth" group (lobby) in town to pull the reins. As I say - I can write - but it remains to be seen if I can effect any change. It would be nice; it would be right for me. We shall see. Thanks for your comments.
joninla December 06, 2011 at 01:30 AM
I agree and lack the ability. But I have one skill, Problem Solving and willing to dodder out suggestions. See my suggestion about the Temple parking problem on calendar for tonight? You can suggest the Robo Garage be built these where there is a real parking problem -- given how "economical' and 'green' and 'most cost efficient' for city hall, then why not have it built first at the temple where there is a current parking and noise issue? lol
joninla December 06, 2011 at 01:33 AM
I hope you get - I am not judging or anything other than complementing your abilities. I wish more people would start to think about what's going on. Have fun tonight!

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