August 25, 2003 Vol. VIII, No. 1

New Structure Boosts Campus Parking by 1,000 Spaces

Right on time for the start of the fall semester, a new 1,300-space parking structure--the first to be built on the Cal State Northridge campus in more than a decade--has opened at Darby Avenue and Vincennes Street.

Funded by the parking rate increases of fiscal years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003, the structure will provide nearly 1,300 parking spaces: 1,083 student spaces, 152 employee spaces, 22 motorcycle spaces and 19 disabled spaces.

Through the addition of Parking Structure B5, the Department of Public Safety reports a net increase of 1,000 campus parking spaces.

Employee spaces in the structure should be accessed via the first (southernmost) entrance off Darby Avenue. Located on the first level, they are striped yellow with the label "Employee Parking" painted on each space.

The new structure, well-lit and enhanced by bright white interior paint, will be available to those employee groups and students paying the higher parking permit rates. Employees with the EB (Employee Both) parking permit, which authorizes both parking structure and surface parking lot access, will be permitted to use Parking Structure B5. Employees with other permits, such as ES (Employee Surface), will not be authorized to use the structure.

Employees with disabilities who have current CSUN parking permits and disabled placards may park in Parking Structure B5's disabled parking spaces as well as in other disabled spaces on campus.

Built by Kajima Construction to strict earthquake safety standards, the new facility features shields on its Etiwanda Avenue boundary to protect apartments across the street from parking lot headlights.

Other campus parking news:

For parking questions, call (818) 677-2157, or contact the Parking Office in UPA Building 14, room 101.

Anne Glavin (center), Cal State Northridge's director of public safety, is joined by President Jolene Koester (left) and Los Angeles Police Department Commander Valentino Paniccia at Glavin's August 21 swearing-in ceremony. The new director is the university's first female chief of police.

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