COVID-19 parking and transit updates
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approved of a plan in January 2019 to construct a five-story parking garage and facility on the north side of campus.
Construction for the $78.4 million Polo Rd. Garage Project began March 2019.
The garage opened to vehicle parking on August 15, 2020, and the building is scheduled to be substantially complete late 2020 or early 2021.
The newly initiated parking garage and building space is approximately 616,400 gross square feet.
This includes 1,680 parking spaces for use by students, faculty, staff and visitors campus, and 70,400 gross square feet of shell space for Dining Services (17,200 sq ft),
Polo Rd. Rec Center (26,600 sq ft) and Transportation Services offices (26,600 sq ft).
The Dining Services will include; Shake Smart, Houston Subs, Panda Express, Salata and a grab n' go store.
The portion which will house offices and a dining facility is scheduled for completion late 2020 or early 2021.
Polo Rd. Garage is being built on Polo Rd., between Lot 50 and the Emerging Technologies Building.
Polo Rd. Garage opened to vehicle parking on August 15, 2020.
The building is scheduled to be substantially complete late 2020 or early 2021.
Polo Rd. Garage (PRG) permits for the 2020-2021 academic year cost $630.
PRG price is set at $100 more than other garages due to its location in the area of campus
with the highest unmet demand for parking and to cover the debt related to the cost of construction.
Customers who want to purchase permits to park in the area may be eligible to request nearby surface lots on a space available basis for $329.
Yes, visitor parking will be offered in PRG.
The visitor rate matches the other visitor parking areas on campus.
Five food options are scheduled to open in the adjoining building the first day of Spring 2021 classes, they include:
Century Square has a number of food options and is located across University Dr. from the Polo Rd. Garage; .
Starbucks is located on the NW corner of Zachry Engineering Education Complex.