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City Hall Automated Garage and Community Plaza Project

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:

  • October 6, 2014 (Monday)
    • T.B. Penick & Sons will build the forms the 3rd floor walls and columns.
    • Street Closure: Griffith Company will be building the street curbs on west side of Sweetzer Ave as a part of the street widening project. The widening occurs only between Santa Monica Blvd and the Automated Garage jobsite only. While they are working in the roadway there will be temporary closures of the street.
  • October 7, 2014 (Tuesday)
    • T.B. Penick & Sons will continue to build the forms the 3rd floor walls. Various trades will install wall sleeves, embedded steel, and block outs.
    • Street Closure: Griffith Company continues to work on the curbs and sidewalk on west side of the street as a part of the Sweetzer Widening Project. While they are working in the roadway there will be temporary closures of the street.
  • October 8, 2014 (Wednesday)
    • T.B. Penick & Sons will continue to close up the forms that will become the 3rd floor walls. Various trades will install the rough electrical boxes and conduits.
    • Griffith Company continues to work on the curbs and sidewalk on west side of the street as a part of the Sweetzer Widening Project. While they are working in the roadway there will be temporary closures of the street.
  • October 9, 2014 (Thursday)
    • T.B. Penick & Sons will continue to close up the forms that will become the 3rd floor walls and columns.
    • Griffith Company continues to work on sidewalks and driveways on west side of the street as a part of the Sweetzer Widening Project. While they are working in the roadway there will be temporary closures of the street.
  • October 10, 2014 (Friday)
    • T.B. Penick & Sons will continue to close up the forms that will become the 3rd floor walls and columns.
    • Griffith Company continues to work on the driveways on west side of the street as a part of the Sweetzer Widening Project. While they are working in the roadway there will be temporary closures of the street. 

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 garage, 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. Parking Enforcement officers began issuing warnings on August 26, 2014. Warnings will only be placed on vehicles that do not display a Sweetzer Permit until enforcement of the new regulations begins 7:00 p.m. 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 residents have been sent instructions to obtain complementary parking passes before enforcement of the new regulations begins 7 p.m. on September 9, 2014.

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