KCET’s Derrick Shore Gives the Robo Garage a Try

Have you been wondering how West Hollywood’s soon-to-open robo garage will work? KCET’s SoCal Connected reporter Derrick Shore, who lives in West Hollywood, was invited to give it try. In the video above Shore takes his car into the automated garage, which sits on Sweetzer Avenue behind City Hall.

He notes the $16 million cost is pretty much equivalent to what a traditional 200-space garage would cost. But it takes up much less space, and replaces 68 spaces with those 200 automated ones. The garage is scheduled to be open to the public on June 24.

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David Reid
6 years ago

WeHo was not the first. Perhaps the first incorporated government to build a robo. To indebt the residents a minimum of $18,000,000 by issuing bonds. From LA Mag: “The West Coast’s first automated garage, located at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center’s new 16th Street building, stows hundreds of vehicles in a space half the size of a conventional garage.” search part of that phrase if you want to read full article, but you have to start somewhere. This however is an $18,000,000 8-track tape player. In the near future autoautos will be parking themselves. The Kings Road garage will be ready… Read more »

Jonathan Simmons
Jonathan Simmons
6 years ago

Anyone, even the news reporter and the author of this article can google

how much does a 200 car parking garage cost to build

One reference does refer to a recent $16 parking garage… with over 640 new parking spots.

Most are closer and in consensus of around $12,000 per space.

Jonathan Simmons
Jonathan Simmons
6 years ago

This is Factually Incorrect. A base average cost for a standard parking structure is approximately $15-17 thousand dollars per new parking space. Thus, being generous, $17,000 * 200 = 3,400,000. 3.4 million dollars is at least 6 times MORE EXPENSIVE for the new robo garage. FURTHER I personally went to the City Hall Lot many times before construction begab. My personal observations was there was never a shortage of parking. I also spoke with whomever I came across each time. Parking Security said there is never a parking problem or time when there is a shortage. I spoke with a… Read more »

Tom Smart
Tom Smart
6 years ago

Love that the rep says “minutes” to retrieve the cars. From what we hear, it’s been upwards of 30 “minutes”—-Crazy

Chicken Little
Chicken Little
6 years ago

Just chill, it’s a new type of consciousness.

Dan Morin
Dan Morin
6 years ago

What happens during a power failure? Is there a backup generator?

Rudolf Martin
Rudolf Martin
6 years ago

This amazing infomercial managed to knock $2 million off the price tag and the reporter accepted every single talking point as fact.

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