I have had the owner of a property asking about whether or not the City would consider allowing the mechanical parking elevators. The owner wants to increase the restaurants patron area within the his stripcenter, so he can lease the rest of the vacant retail space, but can't do it with the existing surface parking. See this web page for an example: http://www.maximlift.com/parking.html
I have seen a number of these mechanical parking elevators used in large metropolitan downtowns, but the site I am dealing with is a strip center in a commercial suburban area and it doesn't seem fit. We have nothing in our zoning that addresses mechanical parking. Has any dealt with this before? Or have any examples of it working well in an open suburban area?