2016 News Releases

Parking Garage Update

Architect rendering of TWU's new Parking Garage

HKS Architects draft rendering of TWU's new Parking Garage

One of Texas Woman’s University’s most anticipated construction projects in 2017 is the new TWU Parking Garage, which will be on the current Commuter Lot on Oakland Street between East 3rd and Sawyer Streets. 

Construction on this estimated $21 million project is slated to begin in Fall 2017 with an anticipated completion date of Fall 2018. HKS Architects is designing the facility.

The preliminary draft rendering above provides an idea of the look and feel of the new garage, which will triple the number of existing parking spots at the Commuter Lot from 200 to 600. The structure includes a four-story parking garage with rooftop parking and an adjacent two-story office building that will house TWU’s Office of Human Resources, Department of Public Safety, a Student Testing Center and a Student Lounge with dining options and outdoor patio space facing Oakland Street.

The exterior of the garage and office building will be TWU masonry veneer with a façade treatment that will incorporate elements of the Georgian collegiate architecture for which Texas Woman’s University is known. Primary access to the garage will be from Oakland Street.

When construction begins in Fall 2017, the remote parking lot across University Drive, which has been operational since September 2016, will continue to be available for parking with shuttle service to transport commuters to campus. More details about alternative parking when the Commuter Lot on Oakland Street goes offline will be provided next year.

A neighborhood meeting about this new parking garage will take place tonight (Dec. 12, 2016) from 6 to 7 p.m. in CFO 205. The TWU Office of Facilities Management will present an overview of the parking garage project to residents in the surrounding neighborhood and answer questions.

Further updates on the new TWU Parking Garage and other university construction projects — including the new Student Union at Hubbard Hall and the new Science and Technology Learning Center — will be provided early in the New Year.

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