Flagler introduces new parking policy

From Staff
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In an effort to alleviate some of the parking issues on and around campus, Flagler College will institute a new parking policy beginning with the fall 2006 semester which will include an option for students to purchase a decal for the new city parking garage on Castillo Drive.

Students who wish to park in any Flagler College-sponsored lots will have three options: (1) paying $200 per academic year for a permit for guaranteed parking in the city garage; (2) paying $100 per academic year for a permit for non-guaranteed parking in campus parking lots; or (3) not paying for any campus-sponsored parking. Students who do not select option 1 or option 2 will not be allowed to park in any College-owned or -leased parking areas. Students may choose only one option.

The administraton is expecting that all requests for guaranteed and non-guaranteed parking permits will be accommodated. However, should there be an unanticipated demand for parking, the college may stop supplying parking permits.

Guaranteed parking will be provided at the new city parking garage near the visitor information center. The guaranteed permit only applies to the garage, and will not be usable for parking in any campus lots. Parking will be guaranteed in the parking garage, but parking will not be a reserved or assigned spot.

Students must select this parking option through Flagler College in order to receive parking spots at this reduced rate (approximately $25 per month). The daily rate will be $6. The college is expecting that the city will be offering a free shuttle from the parking garage, but the garage is roughly a 10-minute walk from the campus. Decals for the garage will not be valid on campus lots.

Permits for non-guaranteed parking spots will be assigned to particular parking lots. The permit will allow a student to park in an unrestricted parking spot, but the permit does not guarantee that a spot will be available. The non-guaranteed permits will only be usable for the campus lots, and will not allow access to the parking garage.

According to the Office of Business Services, all of the details regarding which campus lots will have which permits have not been worked out.

Students are not allowed to park in any spots designated as restricted, reserved or 24 hour tow.

Students will be able to select a parking option on the student account statement/payment worksheet that will be mailed out in early July. The payment worksheet must be turned in to Student Accounts by Aug. 1.

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Learn more about parking at Flagler and the new city-owned parking garage by clicking here.

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