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UTSA announces preliminary plans for Main Campus East Garage

East Garage
East Garage

Top photo: UTSA Facilities Planning and Development conceptual representation of the East Garage with Main Building, John Peace Library and Business Building at right
Bottom photo: Main Campus map with East Garage

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(March 10, 2010)--Construction on a third multi-level parking garage on the UTSA Main Campus is expected to begin in November and to be completed in July 2012. The East Garage will be on a portion of parking lot 4 north of the Main Building.

Existing parking spaces will remain behind the Main Building and along John Peace Boulevard. The parking facility will be capable of supporting up to 1,200 spaces with room for a customer service center, as well as a potential coffee kiosk within the facility.

Constructed to support the university's future needs, the garage will offer faculty, staff and student permit parking, as well as paid daily visitor and event parking. The $30-million project will be paid with parking-permit and short-term parking revenues.

Permit and hourly parking rates will increase in 2011-2012 to meet the debt-financing requirements of the project. The most popular student permit, Commuter, will cost $105 next year and the most common faculty/staff permit, "B," will cost $138.

UTSA Business Auxiliary Services will release a parking reallocation plan later this month for spaces that will be displaced during the construction project. Watch UTSA Today for upcoming details on the East Garage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did You Know?

UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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