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City Opens North Crescent Drive Parking Structure

The lot features electric vehicle charging stations on all three levels.

Starting Monday, residents and visitors can use Beverly Hills’ newest parking garage at 450 N. Crescent Drive, which offers approximately 470 spaces and three electric vehicle charging stations. 

“Thanks to efficient planning, the city has saved $7 million—a 15 percent reduction in total cost—for this garage,” Mayor Barry Brucker said at Thursday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for the three-level structure. All council members were present for the event.

The day rates for the city-owned lot are $1 per hour for the first two hours and $3 per hour thereafter, with a max rate of $22. There is a $5 flat rate for parking after 6 p.m. and a monthly rate of $125 when available. 

“A proud first for the city are the electric car charging stations located on every level of the garage,” Brucker said. There is currently no additional cost to use the charging stations.

The garage also features an underground, energy-efficient water irrigation system as well as some green space with park benches.

To find the locations of other city-owned lots in Beverly Hills, click here.

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Tom Pease November 07, 2011 at 08:54 PM
I'm really glad they have charging stations. I hope we see more of these in the city soon!
Nicholas Frazee November 08, 2011 at 12:20 AM
This is just the beginning of the future...it's exciting to watch it unfold!
Mark Elliot November 11, 2011 at 12:37 AM
I'm not sure how a $50m parking garage and a few charging stations moves our city into a greener, more sustainable future. Auto congestion discourages making Beverly Hills a destination, and it makes it frustrating for those who live here. If you ride a bicycle like I do, it's downright dangerous. What we need is to encourage bicycle riding for short trips especially - and most in-town trips qualify - and we can do that by encouraging it. Not parking structures but bike lanes, racks and Chamber promotions to get people riding. To put costs into perspective, if we took 1% of that parking structure budget, we cold install nearly 200 bike racks all over town. Ten percent would give us world-class bike lanes citywide. Perhaps a few bike lanes and some bike racks would get our parking operations budget out of its $2 million deficit. http://betterbike.org

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