The parking problem at the present site of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital may be partially solved by the same method reported yesterday as being considered for use in downtown Ypsilanti, The News has learned. A proposal to erect three Parkmobiles, a ferris wheel type device which stacks 22 cars in a row 85 feet high, has been submitted by the hospital to the City Planning Commission. A public hearing is expected to be held in a few weeks. Áfter studies by the hospital it has been determined that the Parkmobile system is the only practical and financially feasible way, said Larry Anderson, an assistant administrator. "Such a system would not resolve all the parking prlblems by any means," Anderson said. The basic consideration is that the hospital will be moved to a new site so it can't afford to have a fixed installation, the administrator said. "We have considered every angle we could," Anderson said. This included busing employés from a remote parking site and other types of mechanical devices, he said. Each ferris wheel type unit of the Parkmobile holds 22 cars, any one of which could be retrieved in 45 seconds, according to Applied Handling, Inc. of Detroit which is a distributor for Park Mobile, Inc., of New York City.
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