- Car dealerships
- Mixed-use urban parking
- Airport parking
- Hotel parking
- Hospital parking
The central challenge in all these applications is the same: an acute shortage of land to supply additional parking spaces and the economic impact of restricted car parking. Beyond that, however, these applications highlight how APS satisfy a broad variety of additional needs.
For car dealerships, for example, a critical requirement could be expanding the on-site car inventory or protecting cars against the weather, theft or vandalism. Where hospitals are concerned, a shortage of car parking can affect patient care, increase costs and reduce productivity. Non-flight activities, such as car parking, are growing sources of revenue for airport operators, and urban hotels may simply need more parking to attract and satisfy guests.
These applications are simply a few examples of the ways in which planners, designers and developers are changing their views on car parking from a necessity to be accommodated to an opportunity to increase revenue, improve convenience, advance security and safety, and much, much more.