The South College Parking Garage is open, boosting east campus parking inventory with 650 spaces, including A and Z permitted spaces and pay-per-hour spaces.
Construction on the four-story garage, which is on the corner of Pitkin and Mason Streets, started in Fall 2015. Its location provides easy access to the Oval and historic part of campus, as well as to University Station on the MAX line. It also will help serve the needs of the new Health and Medical Center, which is slated to open Fall 2017.
The first two levels and part of the third level are completely open at this time; the fourth floor and its entrance are closed while crews complete work on the canopy rooftop. Work is expected to be complete by the end of August.
The garage is built with the university’s sustainability commitment in mind. The roof is solar-panel ready, allowing the university to install solar energy at a later date. It’s also equipped with the latest parking technology, including color-coded lights that indicate open parking spaces and digital signs at the entrances to alert parkers to the number of spaces open on each level. This reduces the need to circle parking areas looking for open spaces, reducing vehicle emissions.
In addition, the pay-per-hour spaces are linked to Way-to-Park, an app that provides users with a quick, online payment option that accepts credit cards. For more information about the app or to download it, visit waytopark.com. More information about parking lots across campus with metered spaces linked to the app payment method is here.
The garage also sports six charging stations for electric vehicles, raising the total number of stations on campus to 24.