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West Hollywood, CA Grand Opening of Automated Garage – features 6 NEW public artworks!

May 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


City to Host a Celebration for the Grand Opening of its Automated Garage

Grand Opening Event will Take Place at West Hollywood City Hall on Tue., May 24, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood will host a Grand Opening celebration to mark the completion of the Automated Garage and Community Plaza at West Hollywood City Hall.

The Grand Opening will take place on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at West Hollywood City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard. The celebration will feature comments from members of the West Hollywood City Council at 6:15 p.m., and representatives from the design and construction firms who worked on the project will be in attendance. Refreshments will be served and there will be a music mix by Derek Monteiro.

The celebration will include hosted tours of the garage exterior with groups of event attendees entering the parking bays to view artist murals located within them. To ensure a safe environment, event parking will be available at the Kings Road Municipal Parking Structure, located at 8383 Santa Monica Boulevard, two blocks west of City Hall.

The Automated Garage contains four bays for entry and exit. Each bay features a hand-painted mural by artists including Art of Chase, MONCHO1929, Bronwyn Lundberg, and Kim West. The garage features a large glass pane facing east toward Sweetzer Avenue where people can watch as mechanical shuttles carry vehicles in and out of bays. The window includes a fixed-art installation by renowned public artist Ned Kahn, with a grid of large clear marbles that reflect moving parts inside the garage. The structure also contains roof-mounted photovoltaic solar panels, features the use of a sustainable material made from recycled grocery bags, and uses drought-tolerant landscaping.

The project includes a Community Plaza, which is a tranquil park-like space with trees, built-in benches, and a water feature. It contains a stage for community events, concerts, readings, and more. The plaza holds a large-scale triptych art-banner installation, which is a collaboration of artist MONCHO1929 and West Hollywood City Poet Steven Reigns.

The Automated Garage was designed by LPA, Inc., a sustainable design architecture firm, which has completed numerous award-winning public and private buildings throughout Southern California. The mechanical system that stores and retrieves vehicles was designed by Unitronics, an international leader in automated parking systems. The structure was built by T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc., a San Diego-based contractor that has built numerous parking structures, and private and municipal buildings around Southern California.

For specific information about the West Hollywood City Hall Automated Garage and Community Plaza Project, please visit the project website at www.weho.org/automatedgarage.

An album of downloadable photographs is posted on the City of West Hollywood’s Flickr page at — https://flic.kr/s/aHskzDL9ww

For additional information about the Grand Opening of the Automated Garage and Community Plaza at West Hollywood City Hall, please call (323) 848-6375.


May 24, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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City of West Hollywood
(323) 848-6400


City of West Hollywood Automated Parking Structure
1085 N Sweetzer Avenue
West Hollywood, 90069
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(323) 848-6400

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