Baylor Announces June 1 Parking Lot Closures

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May 7, 2004

by Lori Scott Fogleman

As announced last summer, Baylor University will begin Phase 2 of its master plan to develop a safer pedestrian campus by closing eight interior parking lots, effective June 1.


(See map to right)

The lots slated for closure include:


• Lot 33 between Marrs McLean Gym and the Penland tennis courts


• Lot 34 between Marrs McLean Gym and Marrs McLean Science Building


• Lot 39 Russell Hall Courtyard Parking Lot


• Lot 40 between Russell Hall and Marrs McLean Science Building


• Lot 40a between Russell Hall and Marrs McLean Science Building


• Lot 44 between Castellaw and North Village


• Lot 46 between Castellaw and Rogers Engineering


• Lot 51a between Rogers Engineering and North Village

The lot closures will remove 436 spaces, including 204 student and 198 faculty/staff spaces. Even with the closures, the university will gain more than 700 spaces with this summer's opening of the new East Campus Parking Facility, located on South Second and Third streets near the Baylor Sciences Building.

The new garage will add 1,170 parking spaces for a total of 10,345 parking spaces on campus. The university also opened the Dutton Avenue Office and Parking Facility last August, which added 1,200 parking spaces to the northwest side of campus.

"The master plan calls for a small net gain of spaces with the construction of the new parking garages," said Rick L. Creel, assistant vice president for operations and facilities. "But the primary reason for removing the interior lots is to continue to move parking to the perimeter of campus to create an even safer, more pedestrian-oriented campus community."

Once the lots are removed, the areas will be landscaped to add to the aesthetic quality of the Baylor campus. Baylor officials will continue to evaluate shuttle transit schedules and pick-up/drop-off locations and adjust them as needed.

Baylor's master plan also calls for the construction of another parking facility on the south side of the campus in the next few years.

For more information, contact Creel at 710-3461 or Rick_Creel@baylor.edu.

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