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Downtown Dallas building owners who are spending millions of dollars to construct new parking garages may be behind the times.
Employers are sardining hundreds more office workers into our 1980s skyscrapers, so owners are adding garages to accommodate all the cars.
In another generation, they may not need those new parking slots.
Some building owners are already talking about what to do with their garages when they are no longer full.
Some Dallas developers are already planning for change.
Craig Hall, who's building in the Arts District and at his Hall Park mixed-use project in Frisco, is designing new buildings with less parking in mind.
"It's a huge issue because parking is expensive, " Hall told an apartment development group meeting recently in North Dallas. "We are looking at plans to use the top of the parking garages when driverless cars come.
"We are going to build a garage with enough foundation to put apartments or a hotel at the top."