Seeking Small Commericial Parking Lot
March 12, 2013 11:46 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for a parking lot that can fit a few trucks in the DC / N VA area. Ideally it'd be fenced and relatively secure, ideally it'd be somewhat near a metro, and ideally there might even be a little bit of office and/or warehouse space; however, none of these are mandatory.
I'm not turning up much in my searches on Craigslist or Loopnet that fits the bill. Mostly just finding huge warehouse or office properties rather than the dinky parking lot that we need.
posted by grammalvsu to travel & transportation (5 answers total)
I feel like what I seek should be out there; when I scan google maps using satellite view, I see many empty sparse parking lots around, especially in some areas. Therefore I was thinking perhaps I could try to contact the owner of one of these properties, and ask if they had spare room for us in exchange for $1000 / month or so. Does this seem like a decent way to go about this, or is there a better way?
In either case, some guidance would be appreciated. If google maps lists the business on a particular parcel, I know I can just give them a call and see what I can find out. However, much of the time the parcel is not labeled. I know I could in theory search tax records online, but the search functions don't always seem terribly friendly, especially when I don't know the precise address; also, contact info doesn't seem to typically be listed. Any ideas?