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City Hall Automated Garage and Community Plaza Project

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Interior LiftThe City of West Hollywood has awarded a contract to T.B. Penick & Sons, to construct the 200-car City Hall Automated Parking Garage and Community Plaza Project which will be located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard (City Hall).

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Automated parking garages can hold as many as three times the number of cars as traditional ramp-style parking garages. Operationally, automated parking garages provide customers with a valet-like parking experience that is fast, safe, and convenient. They are also less expensive to build when compared to conventional parking garages. Automated parking garages utilize computer-controlled motorized lifts, conveyors and shuttles to transport cars from the arrival level to a parking space and vice versa, without human assistance.

The City selected LPA, Inc. to design the Automated Parking Garage and Community Plaza Project. Don Monahan of Walker Parking Consultants, Inc. provided analysis and technical expertise. Unitronics designed the automated vehicle storage and retrieval system for the garage. Renowned artist Ned Kahn will provide the public art component of the project.

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What to Expect:

  • November 24, 2014 (Monday)
    • The contractor removes the forms for the 4th floor walls and columns. The Automated Garage will have 5 levels of parking, but will be the same height as the City Hall building. This is because the automation eliminates the need for ramps to each level and the headroom required between each level can be reduced because people will enter and exit their cars in the first floor parking bays.
    • The contractor will be backfilling the area around the exiting walls.
  • November 25, 2014 (Tuesday)
    • The contractor continues to removes the forms for the 4th floor walls and columns
    • The contractor will set the forms and the layout for the 5th floor deck.
  • November 26, 2014 (Wednesday)
    • The contractor continues to removes the forms for the 4th floor walls and columns
    • The contractor continues to set forms and the layout for the 5th floor deck.
  • November 27, 2014 (Thursday)
    • NO WORK: Thanksgiving
  • November 28, 2014 (Friday)
    • NO WORK: Day after Thanksgiving
  • December 1, 2014 (Monday)
    • The contractor continues to removes the forms for the 4th floor walls and columns
    • The contractor continues to set forms and the layout for the 5th floor deck.
    • Various trades will start to install their block outs and sleeves that will be in the 5th floor concrete deck slab

 Sweetzer Permit (SP) Parking

On May 13, 2014 the City held a neighborhood meeting that was noticed to the 900 & 1000 blocks of Sweetzer Avenue. The purpose of the meeting was to identify potential options to address temporary construction mitigation for the automated parking garage behind City Hall. Those in attendance at the meeting urged the City to implement interim preferential parking regulations on Sweetzer Avenue throughout the construction period. In order to measure public support on the issue for those residents that did not attend the meeting, a survey was mailed to Sweetzer Avenue residents between Santa Monica Blvd and Willoughby Avenue. The survey asked residents if they supported the preferential parking plan as a construction mitigation measure that would end upon completion of the automated garage construction, unless a formal petition representing a majority of the residential dwelling units was submitted to the City Council for consideration. 93% of the survey responses the City received were in favor of implementing the recommendation that came from the neighborhood meeting.

New parking signs are in place that restricts parking to only Sweetzer Avenue permit holders between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. every day. Enforcement of the new regulations began on September 9, 2014.

Vehicles displaying the specially designated Sweetzer Avenue parking passes (SP), available only to residents with Sweetzer Avenue addresses, are required. District 9 parking passes will not be honored on Sweetzer Avenue, however Sweetzer Avenue passes may be used on adjacent streets in District 9. Sweetzer Ave residents who live in the 900 and 1000 block, have been sent instructions to obtain complementary parking passes.

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