The Worth Hills parking garage allows nearby residents to leave their cars during game day weekends; however, this does not mean that it’s an extra parking space for others.
The parking garage, which opened Aug. 25, serves as nearby parking for all of the residents in the Worth Hills area, both Greek and non-Greek alike.
This is good news for Worth Hills residents, but this doesn’t mean “free parking” for everyone.
The Worth Hills parking garage is built specifically for the nearby residents, so students who do not live in Worth Hills cannot park in the garage during game days or another time of the year.
The garage was made to accommodate the parking that was lost during the construction of the new Greek Village, which started this spring.
“The students that live in Worth Hills have a particular sticker and their ID card would swipe and open the gate to get in the parking lot down here,” said Harold Leeman, the director of facility planning and construction.
Leeman said there are enough spaces for all of the residents of Worth Hills to park their cars in the Worth Hills parking garage.
The Worth Hills parking garage has about 1,200 parking spaces, which accommodates both the 566 Greek and 559 non-Greek residents in the Worth Hills dorm halls.
Leeman said that because of this accommodation, the parking garage also allows Worth Hills residents to leave their cars in the garage without worrying about their cars getting towed.
“Why get towed when you got a place to park over here?” Leeman said. “So if you got a parking space over in the garage, come and park in the garage so you don’t have to find your car someplace out in the Sandage Lot or something.”