In February 2017, the University shared the Parking Committee’s recommendations with the Notre Dame community. Since that time, many of these recommendations have been implemented, including the addition of short-term parking spaces for faculty and staff, the consistency of 90-minute, short-term parking spaces across campus, and significant enhancements to the Notre Dame Shuttle.
The next step in implementing the committee’s recommendations is to explore the feasibility of a parking garage. The University is conducting a study of how campus would use a parking garage and what the associated costs would be for those who use it.
University leaders expect to share the results of the study toward the end of the Spring 2018 semester.
- What is happening?
- Why is the University considering a parking structure?
- Where would the University build a garage?
- What would happen to Legends staff?
- What would happen to Legends student programming?
- How can I provide feedback on a potential parking garage?
- When will the feasibility study end, and how will the results be shared with campus?
A: During the next several months, the University will conduct a feasibility study of how campus would use a parking garage and what the associated costs would be for those who use it. A critical piece of the study is a survey of faculty, staff and students to determine how campus would use a parking garage.
A: In response to the Parking Committee’s request for feedback on reserved parking, faculty and staff shared that they were interested in having covered parking as close to the center of campus as possible.
A: The decision to build a garage has not been made. However, as part of a feasibility study, location for such a structure has been considered. Due to the opening of several new facilities, the area in greatest demand for parking is the south side of campus. If a parking garage were to be constructed, it would likely be built on the site where Legends restaurant is currently located.
A: It is important to remember that, at this time, there are no plans to close Legends. The restaurant will continue to operate as normal. If the decision is made to close the restaurant, Human Resources will work with those interested in seeking other positions at the University to help them explore their skills, their interests, and open positions.
A: It is important to remember that, at this time, there are no plans to close Legends. However, Student Affairs is working to identify options for student programming that could be impacted should a garage be constructed.
A: Faculty, staff and students are asked to complete a survey to determine how campus would use a parking garage. A link to the survey, which will be open through March 18, was emailed to all faculty, staff and students.
Feedback to the Parking Committee can also be shared using the Parking Feedback Form, at https://ndsp.nd.edu/parking-and-traffic/2016-parking-committee/provide-feedback/.
A: Results from the study are expected to be shared with the University community toward the end of this semester. At the conclusion of the study, a definitive decision would be made regarding whether to proceed with a parking garage and, if so, where.