Emory Report
February 19, 2007
Volume 59, Number 20


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February 19, 2007
Parking lot changes ripple across campus
BY david payne

They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot? Well, not exactly.

Construction of the "North Oxford" project -- a new campus bookstore, coffee shop, space for the admissions and career counseling departments and a new rooftop park on the site of the B. Jones parking lot -- will begin this summer, causing a ripple effect for parking across campus.

When completed, the North Oxford project will replace 98 current parking spaces with a 400-space parking deck between North Oxford Road and Dowman Drive. The expansion also will provide replacement parking spaces for spaces slated for removal along Dickey Drive.

In the meantime, however, this project and others around campus will require faculty, staff, students and visitors to park in new locations beginning this summer. Faculty and staff who currently park in the B. Jones lot have been notified by Emory¹s parking department that they will be transferred to either the Peavine parking deck or the Fishburne parking deck.

The Fishburne parking deck will receive new vehicles from other decks and will expand its visitor parking to accommodate the spaces needed for Emory¹s admissions office, the Carlos Museum and other visitor destinations. The Fishburne parking deck also will shift approximately 90 of its current graduate student spaces to Peavine parking deck, effective for the 2007-08 academic year.

Shifting some visitor parking, cars from the B. Jones lot and graduate students from the Fishburne parking deck to the Peavine parking deck will require sophomores and juniors currently parking in Peavine to park at the Clairmont Campus parking deck beginning next fall.

Student parking at the Peavine parking deck will be limited to graduate students, seniors, student athletes and students with disabilities. Reserved parking spaces still will be offered in the Peavine parking deck for
faculty, staff and students who participate in Emory¹s carpool program.

For specific questions about these changes in parking, please contact Bill Collier, director of parking, at