In 2014, the City of Beverly Hills wanted to assess its in-lieu parking program performance and explore the potential to expand it to include South Robertson Boulevard, Wilshire Boulevard, Olympic Boulevard, South Santa Monica Boulevard and South Beverly Drive. In addition, the City wished to determine the cost and feasibility of constructing new public parking in the potential expansion areas.
Watry Design, as a member of the Nelson Nygaard team, identified strategically located sites within the study area for new parking, created conceptual parking plans to show the comparison between parking structures and surface lots on these sites, and provided cost analysis and feasibility information for each option of parking. The team analyzed the design and cost from site to site for on grade, above grade, below grade and for automated options. The two facilities which provided the greatest parking capacity of 300 stalls included an above grade structure with automated operation and a combination above/below grade structure with automated operation. In addition to construction costs, the study took into consideration land costs, which varied widely within the study area.
- Owner: City of Beverly Hills