South Florida is unique in any way you look at it, and its real-estate development is no different. The combination of water proximity, sophisticated clientele and the weather govern many of the considerations that come in to play when developing real-estate in the region. Automated parking systems, where cars are parked, stored and retrieved without any human interaction, benefit the unique requirements of such developments in many ways. Here are 4 considerations that stand out.
Superior user experience
Amenities rule, so why not make parking an amenity. For example, allow tenants to experience parking through a dedicated app for the building, which provides them information and control over the parking process. Features such as parking and summoning vehicles with a click of a button, live information of vehicle position and process provide differentiation and superior user experience.
Excavation and space savings
In a reality where excavation for parking is not an option due to the proximity to water, automated parking systems provide the major benefit of significantly reducing the volume required for parking, sometimes up to 50%. Shrinking the parking footprint allows for smaller and efficient building design, which is translated into savings, faster return-on-investment and shorter construction schedules.
Parking or storage?
The reality where many of the tenants of a building are not present year round (yet their cars do) creates a requirement for long term car storage. Providing such using conventional parking within the building is a wasteful practice of space, and no one likes storing their car off-site, leaving the keys to strangers. Automated parking systems are designed with multi-deep parking, with the deeper parking positions serving as the storage component, while the ones at the front serve the everyday users. Such combination allows the increase of the parking capacity in the building, without requiring additional machinery or manpower.
Everybody loves South Florida weather, more so when spending time at the beach, less when having to walk through a parking structure or wait curb side for the valet to get the car. Automated parking allows for car summoning from the comfort of your living room or a dedicated lobby, with a short walking distance to your car. The car is stored in an enclosed “vault” protecting it from the humidity and the heat, further enhancing the experience.
Automated Parking is the new Amenity
The combination of growing parking needs, the desire to optimize real estates footprint and the sophisticated users’ profile, makes Automated Parking an ideal solution to South Florida’s new developments. Drivers get a superb User Experience and developers get an optimized and improved project ROI.
It is the new amenity that fashionable South Florida would love to embrace.