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University Planning, Transportation and Parking Services to hold open house for Parking Master Plan on June 19

Event is open to the community, provides opportunity for further campus parking feedback

Ohio University Planning and Transportation and Parking Services will co-host a community-wide Parking Master Plan open house on Tuesday, June 19 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the Human Resources Training Center (HRTC) 141-145. 

This month’s event builds upon University Planning’s continued Parking Master Plan project leadership efforts, including the community-wide parking survey that was launched last April, to gather public feedback that will help to better inform future Transportation and Parking strategies.

The open house is available to both the Athens Campus and the surrounding community; it is also an important part of the University’s overall Parking Master Plan efforts that are currently underway in collaboration with Kimley-Horn, a consulting firm that specializes in providing strategic approaches to parking and transportation planning, and SP+, a diverse provider of professional parking, ground transportation logistics and more.

About OHIO’s Parking Master Plan
The core purpose of OHIO’s Parking Master Plan is to gain a better understanding of how parking is currently utilized on the Athens Campus, prepare for future changes in response to University needs and achieve several key goals, including: 

  • The establishment of an appropriate number, and type, of parking spaces on campus.
  • The development of a policy recommendations for a new, streamlined permit system that maximizes parking space utilization.
  • Implementation of parking lot change recommendations to accommodate various needs, including correct campus lot sizing and related capital projects prioritized within the Six Year Capital Improvement Plan.
  • Development of a financially sustainable model for Transportation and Parking Services to maintain services at Ohio University, including parking lot maintenance and transit services.

Further details about OHIO’s Parking Master Plan are available online via University Planning. Community feedback may also be submitted electronically to: planning@ohio.edu.