The garage will connect to an underground commuter tunnel. The Boring Company has some fairly grand plans when it comes to its tunnelling ambitions. It's proposed a 3.6 mile tunnel from an LA Metro station to Dodger Stadium, and it's recently been selected to build a high-speed transport link in Chicago. Now, it's set its sights on residential applications, and has purchased a property near SpaceX headquarters where it plans to build a private, prototype garage. Hawthorne City Council has granted the company permission to build a shaft on the property, which would lower a vehicle underground before connecting it to a commuter tunnel, without it ever having to leave its garage. The car would be transported through the lower tunnel on electric skates, so ventilation wouldn't be a problem. The company was granted council approval on the basis that the prototype won't be open to the public, nor affect traffic flow from the street, and it still needs to provide more detailed plans to the city before it can start building -- obviously, building under densely inhabited areas comes with a huge number of regulations. Still, its success here would be a big stepping stone for the company, giving its currently large-scale work applications for the average Joe. Who wouldn't want a Batman-style underground garage?
Elon Musks Boring Company continues to gain validation from city governments. In June, the company was selected to build a multibillion-dollar rapid transit link between downtown Chicago to OHare International Airport, and just this week, it got approval from the Hawthorne City Council in California to start building a prototype garage that would transport cars to an underground hyperloop. The garage will be built on a private residence near SpaceXs headquarters, which will be rented by the company. The Mercury News reports that, as part of the conditions of the approval, the test elevator will be closed to the public, and no cars will be able to move from the garage to the street in order to keep the project from impacting traffic. Instead, cars must start at SpaceX HQ and stay in the one-mile stretch of tunnel between the residence garage and the company. A sketch of the prototype, seen above, shows an elevator shaft that would lower cars into the tunnel that connects to the hyperloop. More than 100 residents have been notified of the project and assured that the noise would be minimal, but its to be seen how quiet drilling tunnels will actually be. In addition to confirming the news, Elon Musk tweeted today that the first Boring Brick store will be opening in about two months. The bricks, made from the dirt thats excavated from the tunneling projects, will cost 10 cents each, or theyll be free if used for affordable housing projects, Musk said. The store will also be shaped like a medieval watchtower, so uh, look out for that. Bricks will be free if used for affordable housing projectsAbout to finish first TBC HQ building made with Boring Bricks in the shape of a medieval watchtower