Changes to Lot 129, as well as parking underneath the Convocation Center, are now in effect for faculty, staff and student commuters.
Aug 16, 2013
From staff reports
Changes to parking under and around Ohio University’s Convocation Center are now in effect for faculty, staff and student commuters.
Parking Lot 129, which forms a ring around the Convocation Center, now includes the lot underneath the building which formerly offered long-term parking. All of Lot 129 is designated as daily parking available to permit holders with access to purple lots. Signs will be posted in the area notifying the University community of the change.
Drivers should note that Ohio University police may clear the lot for special events on a case-by-case basis throughout the year.
“Best practices for public safety at special events include closely controlling vehicular access around event venues. Converting Lot 129 to daily parking will allow OUPD to more easily clear the area of vehicles if it is deemed appropriate to do so for specific events,” said Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers.
Powers noted that the decision to remove vehicles from the area will be based on the total circumstances of each event at the Convocation Center. Adequate notice will be provided to ensure people have ample time to move their cars.
The change to daily parking for Lot 129 is also in response to the closing of more than 60 spaces in Lot 111 near Bob Wren Stadium. These spaces will be taken offline during baseball and softball seasons in an effort to protect vehicles in the area. The unavailable spaces will be blocked off.
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