To support growth and better meet the needs of the Augusta University community, the university will begin plans to build a parking deck in the southwest corner of the Health Sciences Campus. This week, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved Augusta University’s request for authorization for the parking facility.
The proposed project would occupy Lot 1, close to the Dental College of Georgia, J. Harold Harrison, MD Education Commons, College of Science and Mathematics, student housing and student center, and consist of approximately 1,350 spaces. The project would help address the parking challenges for the Health Sciences Campus and improve safety conditions for students, faculty and staff who currently park in remote locations.
“We are thrilled by the approval of this vital step in executing the university’s master plan. Parking emerged as a keystone of the master plan with a focus on decreasing the campus footprint, becoming more pedestrian-friendly and increasing capacity,” said Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD. “As we continue to grow enrollment, this achievement is necessary to provide a sustainable transportation solution for our university community.”
The Board of Regents’ project authorization is the first step in the process for the new parking facility. Students, faculty and staff will be engaged in the planning process to provide the necessary input from the community. Construction details and timelines are forthcoming.
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