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Polo Road Garage Info & Frequently Asked Questions

Polo Road Garage rendering

The new garage is being built on the western half of Lot 50, adjacent to the Emerging Technologies Building and Polo Rd.

Construction for the $78.4 million Polo Road Garage Project is scheduled to begin March 2019 with substantial completion for the parking garage scheduled for July 2020 and October 2020 for the remainder of the project.

Because constructing a garage often takes more than a year, there really is not an opportunity to complete it at a time that will not be impactful to customers accustomed to parking in the area, though we have instituted a plan to help ease and control the impact.

The construction of the new garage will have no bearing on your access to park in Lot 50. You may continue to park in Lot 50 until your permit expires in the summer of 2019.

You may park in Lot 50 until construction begins. Once construction starts, your permit will no longer be valid in Lot 50 but may be used to park in West Campus Garage. You will not need to exchange your permit nor will you be charged the higher garage price. In this case, you will remain on the list in the event there is an opportunity to move back to Lot 50 before the end of the academic year.


During our annual permit registration period, April 10–July 10, Lot 50X customers will not be able to renew their Lot 50X permit. They may request Lot 50 but will be subject to open registration and may not receive Lot 50. These customers will be given a higher priority during registration, since a portion of Lot 50 has closed and will not reopen.

July 10, 2017

The following text was emailed to all Lot 50 permit holders


Howdy,

As per your request, we have awarded you an assignment to park in Lot 50. We would like to inform you, however, that Transportation Services is seeking permission to build a garage on the western half of Lot 50 scheduled to take place in early 2018. As such, you have been issued a Lot 50X permit that is valid until early 2018. Lot 50X permits holders will be required to park in West Campus Garage once the construction fence for the project is in place. Once this occurs, Lot 50X permit holders will no longer have access to park in Lot 50.

You will remain on the waitlist for any other area you requested and for Lot 50 for the rest of the year, unless you are offered the option to change permits, or you cancel the request online. The process of moving Lot 50X permit holders to their other waitlist selections will be ongoing throughout the fall.

Please note, Lot 50X permits will be activated for use at West Campus Garage only when construction begins in early 2018. Customers who have Lot 50X permits will not be charged the garage permit price and will need to take no additional action. Regular updates will be provided to you as details about the project become available. An alert will also be sent notifying you of the requirement to relocate to West Campus Garage.



September 7, 2017

The following text was emailed to all customers who have Lot 50x on their waitlist


Howdy,

As you may know, half of Lot 50 is scheduled to close in January 2018 for the construction of a new parking garage. You are on the waitlist for a Lot 50X permit. If you are offered this permit, it will allow you to park in Lot 50 until construction begins, tentatively in January 2018. At that time, you will be moved to West Campus Garage for the remainder of the permit year, without having to exchange your permit, or pay the higher garage price.

Log into your parking account now but not later than September 17 to evaluate where Lot 50x is on your wait list so you can decide to keep it as is, move it or eliminate it, if you wish. Moving your waitlist order will not change your position on the waitlist. Please note that if you remove your Lot 50X waitlist, you will NOT be able to add it back at a later time.



March 5, 2018

The following text was added to the Recent Changes page of the Permit Registration section on our website


Construction of a new parking garage is scheduled to close the western half of Lot 50 around December 2018. If you currently have a Lot 50X permit, you will be allowed to renew your permit, however it is important to note you may be required to move to West Campus Garage (WCG) when construction begins. You will not be required to pay the difference between the price for garage and surface lot parking.

Some customers who register to renew Lot 50X permits may be upgraded to a Lot 50 permit (without the X). Those upgraded to a Lot 50 permit will not be displaced during construction and can remain in Lot 50 for the entire permit year.



April 4, 2018

The following text was emailed to all Lot 50X permit holders


Important Information about Lot 50X Permits

It is time to register for a parking permit for 2018-2019. We are writing to inform you of the construction schedule which may impact your parking next year. Construction for a new parking garage is scheduled to close the western half of Lot 50 around December 2018. As a customer with a Lot 50X permit, you will be allowed to renew your permit, however it is important to note you may be required to move to West Campus Garage (WCG) when construction begins. You will not be required to pay the difference between the price for garage and surface lot parking.

Some customers who register to renew Lot 50X permits may be upgraded to a Lot 50 permit (without the X). Those upgraded to a Lot 50 permit will not be displaced during construction and can remain in Lot 50 for the entire permit year.

Anyone issued a Lot 50X permit will remain on the waitlist for a full-term assignment in Lot 50 and will be notified if permits become available before construction begins. Once construction begins, customers with Lot 50X permits will be granted access to park in WCG for the remainder of the permit year — without having to exchange your permit or pay a higher garage price. In this case, you will remain on the list in the event there is an opportunity to move back to Lot 50 before the end of the academic year.

If you have questions, please reach us by replying to this message, live chatting with us, or calling us at 979.862.PARK(7275). We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to continue to improve our campus community.



January 18, 2019

The following text was emailed to all Lot 50X permit holders


This message is being sent to all Lot 50X permit holders.

More than half of the western portion of Lot 50 is scheduled to close in early March for the construction of the new Polo Parking Garage. As a Lot 50x permit holder, you will no longer be authorized to park in Lot 50 once construction begins; your parking assignment will be changed to West Campus Garage for the remainder of the permit year. You will not be required to exchange your permit or pay the higher garage

During annual parking permit registration, which begins on April 10, you will not be able to renew your Lot 50x permit. At that time, you will have to make another permit choice. You may register for Lot 50 and will be awarded that permit, if space allows.

If you have questions, please reach us by replying to this message, live chatting with us, or calling us at 979.862.PARK(7275). We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to continue to improve our campus community.



January 28, 2019

The following sign was placed at all entrances of Lot 50

Lot 50x sign



February 6, 2019

The following text was emailed to all Lot 50 permit holders


This message is being sent to all Lot 50 permit holders.

Construction for the Polo Road Garage project is scheduled to begin in March 2019. More than half of the western portion of Lot 50 is scheduled to close at that time. As a Lot 50 permit holder, you will be able to continue parking in the unaffected easternmost section of the lot once construction begins.

A map of the footprint of the garage and approximate laydown area can be seen here: http://transport.tamu.edu/ViewDoc.aspx?FileID=1437&PageID=Construction

Feel free to visit our Polo Garage FAQ page for more information. http://transport.tamu.edu/Parking/faqpolo.aspx We will update this page as information becomes available.