Home > Offices > Office of the President > Campus Issues > This question is regarding the construction in the Pratt Street Garage. My primary clinical work is at University Specialty Hospital (USH). If I have a meeting on campus, I often walk but sometimes need to drive. During construction, I understand that I will first have to go to my usual garage, Penn Street, and then be directed to another garage. This is very inefficient. Could we be allowed to go to one of the peripheral garages to save time? Thanks for taking my question.

The Question

This question is regarding the construction in the Pratt Street Garage. My primary clinical work is at University Specialty Hospital (USH). If I have a meeting on campus, I often walk but sometimes need to drive. During construction, I understand that I will first have to go to my usual garage, Penn Street, and then be directed to another garage. This is very inefficient. Could we be allowed to go to one of the peripheral garages to save time? Thanks for taking my question.

The Answer

Unfortunately a parker can¹t go directly to a peripheral garage. The Department of Parking and Transportation Services has a comprehensive redirection process because of the high parking demand on campus.

However, we do believe this is a good time to remind those at the University of the options payroll deduction parkers have during the Pratt Garage phase II project. They are:

Option No. 1: Market Center Garage at 221 N. Paca St. We are offering free parking to those who work daytime hours, have a permit for a University garage, and are on state payroll deduction.

Option No. 2: Parkers assigned to the Pratt Garage and Penn Garage are being offered temporary relocation to the Baltimore Grand, Pearl, and Lexington garages. This reassignment will be based on the availability of spaces in the garage requested by the parker and will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. This parking option is not free.

Option No. 3: Parkers assigned to the Pratt Garage and Penn Garage also are being offered free parking if they temporarily relocate to the Arena or BioPark garages. The relocation will only last for the duration of the Pratt project. This reassignment will be based on the availability of spaces in the garage requested by the parker and will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Anyone interested in the above options should contact their parking liaison for more information. If you do not know who your parking liaison is, please go to the Parking and Transportation Services website at www.umaryland.edu/parking and click on Faculty & Staff Parking. Then click on the Parking Liaisons Directory for your school or department.

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From November 2012's Q&A Session
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