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December 12, 2016 Looking for a place to park? There’s a new app for that
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By Lindsay Peyton

West Seattle will serve as the launching pad for GarageHop, a collaborative parking startup.

The brand new company has set its sights on reducing parking woes and while protecting the environment – and has selected the apartment complex Residences 3295, located at 3295 SW Avalon Way, as its first partner.

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“We’re a home for your car,” the property’s community manager Jonathan Allen said.

By joining with GarageHop, Residences 3295 can now to rent out parking spots that otherwise would have sat vacant.

And members are able to keep their cars in an assigned place, secure and accessible at all times.

The company is the brainchild of Hélène Costa de Beauregard, who noticed an excess number of empty parking spots in her downtown apartment complex after moving to Seattle three years ago.

“At that time, I thought it was just a fact of life,” she said. “But then I started digging around.”

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