Municipal Garage
West Hollywood, CA

The WeHo Municipal Automated Parking Garage in West Hollywood, CA, serves City Hall and the renovated Community Plaza.

The automated garage has seen a decreased CO2 emissions as cars no longer have to circle the lot looking for a parking space. This is the equivalent of taking 92 cars off the road. The facility is also solar-powered.

Without the need for ramps and less space needed per parking space, the garage takes up 7,000 less square feet than a non-automated garage of its capacity. The city turned this space into the West Hollywood’s Community Plaza, a “tranquil park-like space” complete with trees, benches, a water feature, and stage.

The city also hired local artists to paint murals on the walls to reflect the aesthetics of the community.

Project Details

Built: 200 parking spaces Automated Vehicle Storage and Retrieval System (AVSRS)

Location: 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA

Development: Parking garage

Parking footprint: 150' x 80' (46m x 25m)

Height: 48' (15m)


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International Parking Institute 2017 Award of Excellence

The City of West Hollywood won the 2017 International Parking Institute Award of Excellence for Best Design of a Parking Facility with Fewer than 800 Spaces.

Partnering with Unitronics, the City of West Hollywood built the first fully automated, municipally-run parking structure on the West Coast. The new 200-space structure was built above grade on a very small parcel that made a conventional garage impractical and cost prohibitive. - See more at:
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Westside Urban Forum – 2016 Merit Award - Public/Institutional Category

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American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch (MLAB) – 2016 Outstanding Innovative Project of the Year

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American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Los Angeles Section – 2016 Architectural Engineering Project of the Year

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National Parking Association (NPA) – 2016 Innovative Facility of the Year

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AIA Orange County (AIAOC) – Honor Award

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American Public Works Association (APWA) – 2016 Creative & Innovative Award

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West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce 2016 Creative Business Awards (CBA)

On November 16, 2016, Unitronics, The City of West Hollywood, and Heery International won the Creative Concept Award for the City of West Hollywood's Automated Parkade.

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