The university’s new Greek parking plan to create 800 spaces by January 2022 and remove the $375 parking fee was approved by the full board of trustees Friday.
“This is a plan for surface parking that will provide spaces more quickly at significantly less cost,” university architect Derek Gruner said.
The first phase of the plan will give Greek students access to 500 spaces currently used by commuter students by August 2020. This will move commuter students to an intramural lot which will be turned into a gravel lot at the cost of $995,000, funded by the Greek parking fee.
The other 300 spots are projected to come up for Greek students by January 2022 near Thirsty Fellow, when it is expected that students will be able to walk under Blossom Street bridge to reach Greek Village. This would bring the total number of Greek parking spots up to 1412 spaces.