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Image for 325 Fremont Automated Parking Study Rendering courtesy of Handel Architects, LLP

Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Transbay neighborhood, the residential highrise being developed at 325 Fremont will offer 118 units in a 25 story tower featuring amenities such as a resident’s lounge, fitness room on the first and second levels and an outdoor observation terrace offering spectacular views of the Financial Center and eastern span of the Bay Bridge. Two levels of parking will be provided below grade, as well as 106 class 1 bike parking spaces. 

Because the tower floorplate is only 6,000 square feet, providing traditional parking for the constrained site proved to be a challenge. Watry Design, Inc. was asked to study potential solutions to fit the needs of the project, which included only one alley access, limited height for vehicular ingress and egress and no room for ramping in the floor plate. The team studied various automated parking systems that would utilize volume with maximum efficiency. Among the options studied were rack and rail storage systems and 2-way pallet systems with transfer bays. In addition to the different automated systems, a valet option with car elevators was studied but ruled out due to site constraints. 

Project Details

  • Owner: Full Energy Properties
  • Design Architect: C2K Architecture, Inc.
  • Project Status: Construction Documents
  • Parking Stalls: 41
  • Levels: 2 below grade