Roger Vincent: The future is in ... a parking garage? Here's one way driverless cars will change urban development

If fewer people were to own and drive their own cars, parking lots and garages could be converted to other uses. Architecture firm Gensler illustrated how a parking structure might be turned into offices. (Gensler)

One of the country’s biggest apartment developers is working on plans for a grand residential complex in downtown Los Angeles that includes what appears to be an ordinary garage.

There will be row upon row of lined stalls at street level and two floors underground to store nearly 1,000 cars of tenants and visitors to the trendy Arts District, where parking is relentlessly hard to find.