Updated July 15: End date for project has been extended to July 24, due to weather delays. Original text (June 11, 2015) The roof of the Administration Building will be replaced starting on June 22. Depending upon weather, the project is slated to conclude on July 17. Parking directly south of the building will be closed, impacting 11 parking spaces including reserved permit spaces, loading zones and state and service vehicle spaces.The drive providing access to those parking areas will be closed along with the south entrance of the building. These closures will accommodate a crane and provide access to the roof for contractors. This project will not affect parking lots 349 and 350 (the metered lot and the A lot) to the south of the Administration Building.
Parking and Transportation Services is planning to build a parking garage on the southeast side of campus, to accommodate growing parking needs. The garage will be built over a portion of existing lot #575, at the southeast corner of Pitkin and Mason street. The new garage will provide more than 650 total spaces for CSU permit holders and pay-per-hour spaces, with easy access to MAX, the Oval, and the future Medical Center. The garage is slated for construction starting this fall, with a targeted completion date of summer 2016. By state statute, parking revenue must pay for all parking expenses at the university. Construction of the garage will be funded solely by parking permit and fee revenue.
First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to speak in the Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom during a campaign rally for U.S. Sen. Mark Udall on Thursday, Oct. 23. This is not a Colorado State University event. It is coordinated by Sen. Udall’s campaign office and CSU College Democrats, a student organization. All classes will be in session and previously planned events, including guest speaker Laverne Cox in the Main Ballroom at 7 p.m., will continue on schedule. Students, faculty and staff traveling to campus should expect delays in traffic and transit during the arrival, visit and departure of the First Lady. Services and offices in the Lory Student Center will continue on a normal schedule. Event details: Doors open at 1 p.m.; the campaign event is set to begin at 2:30 p.m. Event attendees are asked to enter the south doors of the Lory Student Center to access the line into the venue. Attendees should arrive early to accommodate for delays in traffic and security screening, but no overnight camping will be allowed. All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids or signs will be allowed. Cameras are permitted but are subject to inspection. Once guests are screened through security, they cannot exit and return to the area. Tickets: Tickets are required but not guaranteed for this free event. All tickets are distributed through the Udall campaign and are not available through the university. All questions about the event and tickets should be directed to the Udall campaign offices. Event parking: Classes are in session and parking on campus is limited. Event attendees should park at the Moby Arena parking lot, accessible off Shields Street. The university’s shuttle system, Around the Horn, stops at Moby every 10 minutes and arrives at the Lory Student Center within minutes. For schedule information, visit www.ridetransfort.com. From the transit center in the LSC, event attendees will take a five-minute walk to the south doors of the Lory Student Center to access the line into the venue. The walk from Moby to the Lory Student Center is about 10 to15 minutes. Arrive early for the event; the transit center will be closed during the arrival of the First Lady. Transit to the event: Because classes are in session and parking is limited, event attendees are encouraged to take transit to campus for the event. MAX, the city’s bus rapid transit system, runs along five miles of the north-south corridor with stops at University Avenue on campus and Laurel Street near campus. For more information, visit www.ridetransfort.com. Traffic and transit impacts: The visit will impact traffic, parking and transit on campus during the afternoon. All transit to the Lory Student Center Transit Center and the center itself will be closed 2:45-4:15 p.m. and traffic on local streets may be halted for security for limited times before and after the event, creating some delays. Media: Reporters will be required to RSVP through the Udall office before the event. Reporters should park in the Moby lot and use Around the Horn to reach the Lory Student Center. TV trucks may contact the university for parking information.
Parking and Transportation Services will present to various groups across campus on potential models for parking on campus to accommodate infrastructure changes. “This is a vibrant time for Colorado State University, and our new efforts to improve campus buildings and make room for an expanded student, faculty and staff population, while maintaining a commitment to green space, calls for an evaluation of how the university will address the demand for parking and alternative transportation,” said David Bradford, director of Parking and Transportation Services. The university’s commitment to maintaining current green areas on campus means that new construction often occurs on existing parking lots. To help address the loss of parking space inventory, Parking and Transportation Services and the university have increased alternative transportation systems to better serve employees and students. In addition, Parking and Transportation Services is exploring sustainable parking models for campus and seeking comment and input on options. The following presentations have been scheduled:
- Administrative Professional Counsel meeting, 8:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 13, in Lory Student Center Rooms 372-374. Open to all administrative professional staff.
- Classified Personnel Counsel meeting, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14. in the Lory Student Center Grey Rock Room. Open to all Classified Personnel employees. Because of limited space, classified employees who wish to attend are required to RSVP here.
- Campus open forum on university Master Plan and parking models, 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the Lory Student Center Cherokee Park Ballroom.
- Campus open forum on university Master Plan and parking models, 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 in Lory Student Center Cherokee Park Ballroom.
The City of Fort Collins has launched a new parking permit program to ease on-street parking congestion in several neighborhoods.
The Residential Parking Permit Program, called RP3, helps to provide close and convenient on-street parking for residents, using a system that limits parking in a neighborhood to only those residents and their guests with permits.
The Spring Court, Sheeley and Mantz neighborhoods are the first to adopt the program; additional neighborhoods are exploring the program. Each neighborhood in the program has its own unique parking requirements. For more information, visit the City of Fort Collins website or call (970) 416-2036.Don't park in these neighborhoods
Students and employees should avoid parking in all neighborhoods near campus and consider taking advantage of local alternative transportation options, such as MAX or Transfort, to commute to campus. Students and employees who do choose to park in a permit program zone will receive a citation.