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Parking Changes Set for Summer 2011

By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
March 23, 2011

As plans continue for the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics to be built on Garrison Avenue, parking lots are being reassigned to offset employee parking spaces lost to new construction while simultaneously providing increased visitor parking nearer to the campus core.  

It is estimated that construction will result in the loss of the entire Grant House and a portion of the Health Services parking areas. A portion of Lot H will be reassigned to visitor parking spaces, tripling the capacity for campus guests in this area, with an attendant greeter booth installed. The entirety of Strafford Lot (formerly student resident and New England Center parking) will become faculty and staff parking.  All new and existing faculty/staff and visitor designations in the new layout will still fall within a five to 10 minute walk of core campus destinations.

These changes will result in a net increase in employee and visitor parking in the core.  Additional scheduled work includes improvements to pedestrian routes and street crossings from Strafford Lot to the new Paul College.  
  
To make way for the new business school, Grant, Schofield and Verrette House will be demolished.  The offices of University Admissions, the Counseling Center, the Center for Academic Resources (CFAR), and Disability Services for Students (DSS) moved to Smith Hall during spring break.

Meanwhile SHARPP (Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program) will move from Verrette to Wolff House. The Center for Family Business, also previously in Verrette House, has moved temporarily to the 18 Waterworks building on Waterworks Road. It will eventually be located in the new Paul College building. Professional Development and Training and the McNair Program are sharing space in Stoke Hall.

This summer, University Transportation Services and Energy and Campus Development plan resurfacing and repair projects for several existing campus lots, pathways and streets—the largest project being the much-needed resurfacing of Lot A.  Full details of the changes can be found in a spring 2011 community notice posted at the Transportation Services and Energy and Campus Development Websites. 

UNH manages about 6,600 parking spaces with approximately 8,600 permit holders.  This ratio has remained relatively constant since 2004, consistent with UNH transportation policy and the 2004 campus master plan update.


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