First WUSTL underground parking garage opens

The new central underground parking garage on the Danforth Campus is now open.

A vehicle enters the newly opened parking garage below University Center. Despite ongoing construction, parking is available on the second and third levels. When fully completed, the garage will include 525 spaces.

During this academic year, the lot provides an additional 380 parking spaces. When it is fully completed after the University Center opens next August, the lot will include 525 spaces.

Parking is available only on the second and third levels while the University Center is under construction. Level 1 has been designated as a construction zone.

Access to the garage is from Olympian Way with vehicles passing in front of Simon Hall to reach the garage ramp. Next August, the entrance will be from Wallace Drive at Forsyth Boulevard.

Yellow and red parking passholders will be able to access and exit the garage and have been given card access at all times. Brown, blue, evening, off-site and after-hours passholders have been given card access for times specific to their parking type.

The daily scratch-off pass will not work in the garage but can still be used in other yellow zones on the Danforth Campus.

Visitors will need to pull a ticket from a dispenser upon entering the garage. The charge is $1 per hour with a maximum of $5 per day. Upon exit, payment can be submitted to the booth attendant or the exit pay station.

There is a 10-minute grace period for vehicles needing to pull past the gate to turn around. Those vehicles will not be charged.

Temporary stairwells are located at the northeast and northwest corners of the garage. The permanent elevator cores are currently closed and will not be available for use until the University Center opens. There will be no zoned disabled parking until the elevators are open.

For more information, call 935-5601.