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Park Connect wants to 'Airbnb' your parking spot

Posted at 2:26 PM, Aug 01, 2018

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego may be America's Finest City, but when it comes to parking around town, the experience is not always a pleasant one. 

"It's horrific," said Shadrach Vaughn the founder of Park Connect

Vaughn recently launched Park Connect in July. The company's goal is to help connect homeowners or businesses who have empty parking spots, with people who need them.

The owner or business can list their spot on the Park Connect website, and select a daily, monthly or hourly rate. Giving the host the flexibility to decide what to charge for their spot. 

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"One day I thought, like how about an Airbnb for parking?" Vaughn said. 

Sara Ghodsi, one of Park Connect users, has her empty spot listed for $3 an hour, $20 a day, or $120 for the entire month. And in two months, she says she has made $200. 

"This spot is always open. I figured I might as well get some type of income coming in." Ghodsi said. 

As long as people continue to hit the beaches and streets of San Diego, Vaughn says, he will continue to help people fill their parking spots and their pockets. 

Vaughn said, "San Diego is expensive, right? So for anyone an extra $200 a month, $300 a month, I would like that. I'm just happy to be part of it."

For more information on Park Connect, check out their website here.