Just hours after sending out an e-mail invitation for employees to participate in a questionnaire about their parking preferences, Parking Services received hundreds of responses.
“The initial message went out at around 3:15 Friday afternoon and by 5 p.m. there were over 400 respondents,” says Laurie Butler, manager of Campus Parking Services.
As of Tuesday, that number was more than 800.
Responding to the completion of the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation, the 2013 expansion of the Odette School of Business and introduction of the Innovation Centre, and the planned opening of a Welcome Centre in 2014, the University’s new parking structure will open mid-2013. This will result in a substantial shift in the parking needs of students, staff and faculty.
The University of Windsor will provide free parking to people watching the Santa Claus parade along the riverfront on Saturday, December 1.
The parade leaves Atkinson Park at 6 p.m. and will travel west along Riverside Drive to Brock Street, where Sandwich Town merchants have special treats planned.
The university will provide free parking in its lots adjacent to the parade route—AA, A, B, C, R and the GLIER lot.
It just got easier for students to buy a UWindsor parking permit. Parking Services’ new online payment system enables the purchase of student parking permits on the Web, eliminating the need to wait in line to purchase a permit.
The service is especially useful for students living, vacationing or working outside of Windsor in the summer when permits for the fall semester go on sale, says manager Laurie Butler.
Faculty and staff holding permits to park in Lot F will be able to display that permit for parking in campus lots A, B, V and EE during the summer months.
Lot F – located on the south side of Wyandotte Street between Sunset and California avenues – is the site of the new Innovation Centre and parking structure, slated to begin construction in May.
A, B, V and EE are student lots that will be underutilized during the summer, says Anna Kirby, executive director of Campus Services.
Design-build project will open in the summer of 2013
The University of Windsor will construct a two-storey Innovation Centre and a seven-level parking garage with 1,055 spaces on the south side of Wyandotte street between Sunset and California. The University of Windsor will now enter into contract discussions with Newton Parking Structures Ltd. from Guelph, Ontario to construct the first ever design-build project on campus.