The future is now in Jersey City. Lenox, the 255-unit luxury rental development at 207 Van Vorst Street, in Paulus Hook, has the city’s first automated parking garage.
After you exit your vehicle, only machines will touch it. So, your seat will be right where you left it. The system comes from New York City-based AutoMotion Parking Systems and the process for self-parking is simple.
Drivers pull their cars into a parking room, essentially a large elevator, on the ground level. The driver then locks the car and goes to the kiosk located outside each room. They swipe their key fob, answer some safety questions, and leave. After the vehicle is scanned, the pallet tray that holds it is transferred into the car vault and parked. When the customer returns, they swipe their key fob at the kiosk and the vehicle is returned in under two and a half minutes.
A promotional video from the company shows the process in motion.
“AutoMotion Parking Systems is the only reliable automated provider in the country to offer fully unattended parking, without the need for valets or personnel on-site,” Perry M. Finkelman, CEO of AutoMotion, told Jersey Digs. “The system is dependable, functional and practical. We have had facilities in New York City since 2006 that have parked over one million cars, and we are excited to be entering the Jersey City market at Lenox. Our firm also maintains a 24/7 response team so that if any issues arise, they can be dealt with and answered at any time.”
“This automated parking garage is an unprecedented amenity for a building in the Paulus Hook neighborhood, and Jersey City as a whole. We set out to curate an amenity package at Lenox that streamlines everyday nuisances like parking, and help makes life easier for our residents,” Fields Development Group Partner James Caulfield, Jr. said. “The response to the garage from current and prospective tenants has been fantastic. It’s a great selling point for the building, which represents the best of luxury living in Paulus Hook.”
Lenox, designed by Hoboken-based architecture firm Marchetto Higgins Stieve, features a host of other amenities, including electric car charging, a 24-hour doorman, an electronic package storage system, a rooftop pool, game rooms, a café, a fitness center with spin and yoga rooms, a dog run, and Wi-Fi in common areas. The units at Lenox range from studios to three-bedrooms and start at $2,365 a month.