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   from the issue of August 19, 2004

Garage expands parking options


The 14th and Avery Parking Garage is open for business.


The third parking garage built on campus in recent years, the 14th and Avery Garage has 842 stalls on five levels and will help make up for surface parking lost temporarily or permanently to the Antelope Valley Project and the Husker Courtyards residence hall. The garage was also designed so that it can be expanded to as many as 2,500 stalls.

Like the Stadium and 17th and R garages, security features are an important part of the 14th and Avery Garage. About 60 security video cameras have been installed throughout the garage, and there is a blue security phone on each level. In addition, the garage was built with self-consolidating concrete that is as smooth as drywall and very light in color, improving visibility inside the structure.

Unlike the other garages, the new garage will not house offices or commercial space. The only non-parking area in the building other than stairwells and elevators is a climate-controlled waiting area at the campus shuttle bus stop on the 14th Street side.

In a change from previous years, parking in any of the three campus garages requires a separate garage permit.

Passes are necessary for the shuttle buses. The service is free to students; passes were mailed to all students earlier this month. Bus passes for faculty and staff are available for $10 per month through Parking and Transit Services. For information, call 472-1800 or visit The buses run from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. during school.

Parking permit, bus route info

Some parking and bus information has changed this year.

Those who renewed parking permits are reminded to keep last year's permit. Validation stickers are in the mail that should be placed on the old permits, making them valid for the 2004-5 year.

If you have not yet renewed your permit, Tad McDowell, director of Parking and Transit, suggests coming to the Parking Office in the first level of the Stadium Drive Garage soon to do so. This will eliminate time needed for processing if the renewal is done online, he said.

Also new this year: A different permit is required for parking in the 17th and R garage or the new 14th and Avery garage. Faculty and staff parking is now marked in the garages, and expiring permits will be honored in the garages through Aug. 22. On and after Aug. 23, new garage permits will be required for these spaces. Faculty and staff parking at the 14th and Avery garage is on level one in the south two rows. At the 17th and R garage, faculty/staff parking is on the lower level from the R Street entrance and the first ramp leading to level one.

Bus routes: A bus stop has been added near 14th and Vine streets, across from Henzlik Hall. Also, buses will no longer use W Street between 14th and 16th streets and will stop at the 14th and Avery garage and use Vine Street.



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