|California city approves grocery complex with new parking plan|
|Thursday, 29 December 2011 20:57|
One of the largest problems developers face, whether designing commercial or residential space, is the problem of up-to-code and adequate parking. Developing or redeveloping a site usually means that traffic patterns will be significantly altered, and traffic engineers often assess the impact of a new development's design on existing traffic and parking patterns in a particular area.
According to the Los Altos Town Crier, a new grocery store to be built in downtown Los Altos, California, was recently moved for final approval following the passing of a proposed parking requirements. The grocery store, which officials deemed would require the construction of 226 parking spaces, initially came under fire because of concerns over the parking problems it would create in the already busy downtown area.
In established parking lots and structures, intelligent parking solutions can guide drivers to open spaces, lots or levels efficient by assessing parking volumes with sensors or cameras and providing motorists with real-time information.
This type of parking solution ensures that drivers move in and out of parking structures quickly and effectively, making their experience stress-free and increasing the efficiency of the parking area. Drivers who don't waste time driving around looking for a space waste less gas, and ultimately lower a parking structure's carbon footprint.