Originally Posted by jsbrook
The word is that they will leave as a parking lot (for now), and the thought is NYC style loaders, which is better than building an above-ground garage that would need to be torn down to erect a highrise. Here's the permit description that was posted on UrbanPHL.
I'm thinking too that to get 121 spaces they don't need those NY-style parking lifts. I think the term stacking just means that cars are arranged in such a way that the valet may need to shuffle a car or two to retrieve one that is blocked in, which is pretty much standard in valet lots. This is a lot of space: FOR THE RELOCATION OF LOT LINES TO CREATE ONE LOT FROM TEN LOTS EXISTING IN EIGHT(8) OPA AC NUMBERS (2116-18, 2120, 2132,2124,2126, 2132,2134,2136).(SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON THE APPLICATION)(PLANS FILED ON AP # 681653)
See the term stacking used here without lifts in regards to valet parking: "valet drivers park more vehicles in less space by stacking them in front of each other."