From the Houstonian:
With four stories, 490 available spots (100 of which are open for reservation), and a tentative opening date of mid-October, the new parking garage is nearing completion with hopes of alleviating a portion of the growing parking problem.
"It will provide parking for students who would prefer to have covered parking and I think that it will help students who only need to park on campus for a few hours of class each day," said John McCrosky, assistant director for facilities and construction.
The use of bonds provided financing for the construction with the intent of parking fees paying off the debt, though it may take quite a while for it to all be paid off. "We hope to have it paid off in 20 years or so," said John McCrosky, assistant director for facilities and construction.
Major construction began last spring and is expected to be completed mid-month, though McCrosky mentioned some loose ends needing to be tied up such as striping the spaces. "In addition to the 490 spots in the garage we are also looking at putting in an addition 45 new spots in the area right next to the garage," said McCrosky.