Terrace lot to serve commuters

Jackie Valley

The new parking lot that will be constructed where Terrace Hall stood for 51 years will add about 200 commuter parking spaces and a new bus lane. AMANDA SOWARDS | DAILY KENT STATER

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The site of former Terrace Hall consists of construction equipment and dirt, but as of October, it will be the home to about 200 new parking spaces.

Michael Bruder, assistant director of architecture and engineering, said the new C-Midway parking lot will incorporate short-term spaces, but is primarily for commuter parking.

With the addition of a bus lane, Bruder said, the C-Midway parking lot will also serve as a Kent hub for PARTA. The stop will include a covered bus shelter and bike storage area.

Larry Emling, assistant manager of Parking Services, said the only other major parking change for the fall is the installation of meters in the parking lots near Rockwell Hall, the Michael Schwartz Center and Terrace Drive near the Art Building.

Once classes begin, Emling said, Parking Services will look at how space is being used on campus and make changes if necessary.

In addition, Emling said, most parking fees increased by $10.

In order to eliminate lines at Parking Services, Emling said, students must purchase all permits online.

More information about Parking Services is available by visiting its Web site at www.kent.edu/parking.

Contact news correspondent Jackie Valley at [email protected].