Affordable Lotus Garden Apartments Unveils SoCal's First CARMATRIX© Parking System

Exclusive Media Sneak Peek of Innovative CARMATRIX© at Affirmed Housing Group's Lotus Garden

Sep 26, 2013, 12:00 ET from Affirmed Housing Group

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 1 at 9:00 am, Affirmed Housing Group will debut the innovative CARMATRIX© parking system to members of the affordable housing community, local residents, and the USGBC at Lotus Garden Apartments (750 Yale Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012).  The parking system will allot for up to 17 cars at once, maximizing the number of cars that can be parked on site.  The unique, semi-automated CARMATRIX© parking system at Lotus Garden will be the first in Southern California, second in California.

At this exclusive October 1 event, media are invited to see the CARMATRIX© in action prior to Lotus Garden's Grand Opening. The CARMATRIX© parking structure by Harding Steel allows users to park their cars on platforms, which can move vertically and horizontally for a stacking effect.  Event guests and speakers include:

  • Councilmember Gilbert A. Cedillo, District 1, Los Angeles
  • James Silverwood, President & CEO, Affirmed Housing Group
  • Ryan Myers, Business Development, Harding Steel

Los Angeles District 1 Councilmember, Gilbert A. Cedillo, states, "It is a great honor to have CD1 be the home of the first CARMATRIX© in the City of Los Angeles. This innovative and earth-friendly parking system is the wave of the future in car parks, and I am eager to showcase this in my district. This will be a great way to reduce our carbon footprint."

James Silverwood, President of Affirmed Housing Group, states, "This automated parking system will allow our residents to utilize a state-of-the-art feature that will increase security and promote smart building. Affirmed Housing is very pleased to be on the forefront of using innovative and efficient technology such as this CARMATRIX©."

As an all-affordable and sustainable development, Lotus Garden will serve families earning between 30%-60% of Los Angeles County's median income.  With designs ranging from studios to three bedroom homes, the project will provide quality housing to 60 families. Designed by Togawa Smith Martin Residential, Inc., the project is designed to achieve LEED certification.  

Headquartered in San Diego, Affirmed Housing Group is dedicated to improving and sustaining the viability of California through the development of affordable housing.  For more information, visit

Contact: Beth Binger
(619) 987-6658

SOURCE Affirmed Housing Group