Construction at lot 9

Questioner: Anonymous

Posted to: Shari Shuman, Vice President Administration and Finance

The spaces in Lot 9 closed for construction early in the summer. Campus Update announced that the construction zone would be reduced in size before the start of the fall semester returning some number of designated spaces to Lot 9. This does not appear to have happened. An inquiry to Parking Services yielded the response that the designated spaces lost to the Lot 9 construction have not been redistributed elsewhere around campus. Doesn’t this mean that those who purchased designated permits face a higher ratio of permits to spaces than announced when we initially purchased our permits?


Written Response from Shari Shuman, Vice President for Administration & Finance:


From: Shuman, Shari

Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 5:39 PM

To: Bush, Melissa

Cc:  Lai-Chin, Fong Chuen

Subject: RE: Question from Faculty Association meeting–Sept. 1

               The following is the response to the question posed last month at Faculty Association regarding parking.  Please let me know if you have any questions.


We lost 50 designated spaces in lot 9 at the start of the summer term. The intent was to return about 30 spaces in August before the start of fall term. Additional site utility requirements meant that the construction fence needed to be located throughout the project further north than originally intended.  However, it was moved slightly to the south and 9 spaces have been returned.  The calculations for sales maximum of designated permits were based on an expected loss of 20 total designated spaces on campus compared to 2010-11 and instead the loss is 41.  This does mean that the ratio is slightly higher than originally intended.  There are a total of 319 designated permits sold and 173 spaces for a 1.84 ratio.  The target ratio is 1.60.  Parking will not be selling any more permits for designated spaces even if some get turned in, for example from terminations, until the ratio is less than 1.60.


During the week of September 19, parking did lot counts for all the parking spaces on campus.  Despite the increased ratio, it appears there are always designated spaces available.  On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the lowest number of designated spaces available was 23 spaces.  On Thursday, there was at one count, only 10 spaces available.  The majority of open designated spaces is in Lot 2 and Lot 3.


Shari Shuman

VP, Administration and Finance

University of North Florida

1 UNF Drive

Jacksonville, Fl  32224


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