Stadium Parking Garage

 

 

Parking and Transportation Services will break ground this summer on another parking garage designed to provide increased parking for students, faculty/staff and visitors near Robertson Stadium.

The new garage will be able to accommodate 2,300 vehicles, and will address the demand for parking on the west side of the campus. In addition to the new spaces, the new garage will also include dining and retail space, and a customer service counter for Parking and Transportation Services.

To be located in lot 15D, the Stadium Parking Garage is scheduled to break ground August 1, 2011, with an anticipated completion date of May 1, 2012. When completed, the new garage will be the largest on campus.



Parking and Transportation Services is working to finalize plans to accommodate displaced parkers during the construction of the Stadium Parking Garage.

In order to facilitate the construction of this garage, 1,100 spaces in parking lot 15D will be taken out of service beginning this summer, and will remain unavailable for parking until construction is complete. Parking and Transportation Services has already identified two areas for expansion to accommodate many of the displaced parkers.

Lot 16D, at the northeast corner of Cullen/Elgin, will be expanded over the summer to accommodate additional vehicles. In addition, plans are to construct temporary lots along Leek Street, also near the corner of Cullen/Elgin. Students, faculty and staff are also encouraged to utilize the parking lots at Energy Research Park. Alternative transportation options are also being encouraged to help decrease demand. Students receive a 50% discount on METRO fares when using a student Q-Card, and can take advantage of any of the 6 local lines with stops near Robertson Stadium. Students, faculty and staff interested in joining a carpool or van pool can contact Parking and Transportation Services for assistance in locating options in their area.

Throughout the fall 2010 semester, at various town halls, information sessions and meetings, students expressed interest in not only increasing parking availability, but also increasing premium parking options, like garages. This garage is the first of several new garages envisioned in the 2012-2013 Parking Strategic Plan, designed to answer the needs of our growing campus.

Parking and Transportation Services has developed a communications plan to provide continuously updated information on this project, and will be holding information sessions in April to assist those concerned about parking options during construction.

Continual updates on the progress of construction, and other relevant information regarding this much anticipated garage will be communicated on our website at www.uh.edu/parking.

 






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