Adaptive re-use of parking garages, turning all or parts of them into housing or offices or mixed-use when they’re not needed for as much parking, is a hot topic, and designing new garages with it in mind is top of mind with many developers. But it’s not as simple as moving a few lines. Designing and building a garage with future re-use in mind is complicated and can be expensive. So does it really make sense?

A panel of top experts takes on the topic in this month’s The Parking Professional, offering their insight into when parking demand may or may not decline due to TNCs and autonomous vehicle adoption, what it means to design a garage for future re-use, what the costs are, and how likely parking operators are to face this challenge. It’s a fascinating read.

Check it out here and let us know–what do you think?