Parking: A Briefing for Health Center Employees

A prefabricated building now in Lot L will be used by the valet parking staff starting May 21. (Chris DeFrancesco/UConn Health Center Photo)

A prefabricated building now in Lot L will be used by the valet parking staff starting May 21. (Chris DeFrancesco/UConn Health Center Photo)

Word about the big parking changes coming to the UConn Health Center campus is spreading, but reaching everyone who is or will be affected is a large and continuing task.

The Health Center’s parking advisors held a town hall meeting Thursday to review what’s been done so far and explain what’s to come.

During the question-and-answer portion of the meeting, Assistant Police Chief Ray Bouchard explained how parking lot designations would be assigned in phases, starting next week with hangtags for Shuttle Lot 3 on lower campus. Free valet service for patients and clinical visitors starts Monday, May 21, along with enhanced expressed shuttle service to Shuttle Lot 3. Bouchard emphasized the need for compliance in order for the assigned parking system to work effectively.

“With your help and with a little practice, we’ll refine this, and figure out what works and what doesn’t work. But we’re projecting ahead, and without knowing who’s parking where today, we’re trying to figure out how to logically tackle this,” says parking advisor and Chief Administrative Officer Carolle Andrews. “We don’t have all the answers.”

Additionally it was announced that the criteria for “convenience”—paid—parking permits would be dropped, and those interested should contact Public Safety to get on a waiting list.

The complete video of the meeting is available on the UConn Health Center’s Parking Updates page, http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/parking.


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