The new East Garage will be constructed on part of the existing parking Lot 21. This new garage will accommodate parking from Lot 21 and the nearby parking lots along Ivy Lane/Western Way that are to be removed due to construction of facilities for Environmental Studies and the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Additionally, it will help meet future demand while supporting the University's shift toward greater sustainability and transportation modes such as mass transit, carpooling, walking, and cycling.
Located near the intersection of Fitzrandolph Road and Faculty Road, the garage will provide approximately 1,560 parking spaces for faculty, staff, graduate commuters, and visitors, including 32 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations (capable of charging 64 EV's at one time). It will feature a transit hub that incorporates a TigerTransit stop, generous space for bike parking, and a pleasant and safe pedestrian environment. The garage is designed to allow for a rooftop solar array to be added at a later date.
The designers of the garage exterior are mindful of the neighboring community. Robust tree-planting and landscaping will provide screening that respects the site's natural setting. Garage driveways will connect to new and improved campus roadways that are being designed to efficiently manage vehicle traffic.