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Additional parking was needed to support a 240,000 square foot expansion of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) in Seattle. However, the narrow, rectangular site posed a challenge. In order to accommodate the required number of spaces, parking would need to be provided via park-on ramps.

This posed a disadvantage to patients with mobility issues who might struggle to navigate the sloping ramps. As the patient experience was paramount to the SCCA, an alternative solution was needed.

To meet the standard of care SCCA wished to provide its patients, a WÖHR, fully automated parking Multiparker 730 system was selected to provide the 180 parking spaces needed to support the expansion.

Patients will drop their vehicles off with a valet attendant and be able to continue to their appointments with minimal stress. Valets will then deliver the vehicles into the automated system via a transfer cabin, which will select an open spot and store the car until it is needed again. In keeping with the SCCA’s goal of improving the patient experience, the system will be able to return vehicles within approximately two minutes.

Watry Design was asked to assist the design team in integrating the automated system into the facility and work with the City of Seattle to move the design through the code approval process.

Project Details

  • Owner: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Design Architect: ZGF Architects
  • Contractor: GLY Construction
  • Parking System Provider: WÖHR
  • Parking System: Multiparker 730
  • Project Status: Construction
  • Parking Capacity: 180
  • Levels: 3
  • Total Sq Ft: 43,000