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Watry Design, Inc. was brought on to the team to assist in the design of 1,151 parking spaces to meet the retail, residential, commercial and entertainment needs of a high-end, dynamic development project in Playa Vista. The famous site was once the home to Howard Hughes' aerospace empire. The Watry Design team performed mixed-use parking demand analysis to right-size the parking and maximize parking efficiency per dollar spent. As a result of the analysis, structured parking was reduced saving Lincoln Properties over $1 million dollars.

Image for Runway at Playa Vista Parking Structure

In addition, the Watry Design team created separate parking for grocery and drug store users, while still providing convenient parking for shoppers, theatergoers and even those using a nearby city park.


  • 221,000 square feet of retail
  • 420 apartments
  • 35,000 square feet of office

Awarded Best Mixed-Use Silver at the 2017 Los Angeles Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards.

Project Details

  • Owner: Invesco Real Estate
  • Design Architect: Johnson Fain
  • Developer: Lincoln Property Co., Phoenix Property Co.& Paragon Commercial Group
  • Contractor: Austin Commercial, LP
  • Project Status: Completed 2015
  • Parking Stalls: 1,151
  • Levels: 5
  • Total Sq Ft: 636,700
  • Sq Ft per Stall: 315
  • Total Project Cost: $15,000,000
  • Per Stall Cost: $13,032