Completion of a new $17.5 million parking garage on Wintergreen Avenue will make it easier for students commuting to Southern Connecticut State University to find a place to park.
Located adjacent to Jess Dow Field, the four-story garage has energy efficient LED lighting and three charging stations for students and staff with electric vehicles. The garage, which has 1,257 parking spaces, replaces a surface parking area that had been located on the site when construction was started 18 months ago, said Robert Sheeley, SCSU’s associate vice president for operations.
“It adds 20 to 25 percent, or a little over 800 spaces, to our overall parking capacity,” Sheeley said.
More than 75 percent of SCSU’s 11,000 undergraduate students are commuters, and the school allows sophomores, juniors and seniors who live on campus to have cars, said Joe Musante, a spokesman for the university.