5) Adaptive reuse and repurposing the parking structure
The future of parking subjected to car ownership trends. Researches show Millennials tend to rely more on public transit or ride-hailing, but generation X and baby-boomers still rely on cars as their primary transportation. Still, architects and urban planners need to accommodate future parking demand in their current design. They should think of ways to make the structure ready for changes and be economically converted to other uses.
Automated parking structures are built on flat surfaces, with no ramps and turning radii, and with about 15′ floor-to-floor height. In the future, it will allow us to remove the steel decks in between slabs and repurpose the volume. In other words, developers will be able to construct new units/retail without having to rebuild the whole development, keeping a minimum impact on the environment.
The conclusion is simple:
Automated Parking is a sustainable and environmentally responsible solution. It allows you to design and develop future-proof buildings that minimize the carbon footprint and optimize land use.