Surface parking lots are used by universities as "land banks" in that the lots are useful as a parking resource in the present but eventually they are used in the future as land for new campus buildings or parking garages. Old Dominion University has been implementing master plans since the mid 1990's that limit the campuses physical growth to the north and south at 49th and 43rd streets. The largest surface parking lot on campus between those two streets has been converted to a residential and recreational area of campus. In addition, the surface parking lots along 43rd Street have been converted into a City of Norfolk residential neighborhood.
As ODU continues to grow, it will continue to convert surface parking lots to buildings in the academic core of campus. The ODU Parking and Transportation Services Department recognized the need to address the loss of surface parking lots in the core of campus and consulted with the Parking Advisory Committee (PAC) from September, 2010 to April, 2011 to develop operational strategies to address parking losses in the core of campus before they occur. Actual dates have not yet been set for the loss of the surface parking lots because construction schedules are dependent upon a variety of funding sources.
The PAC presentations are provided on this site are for the ODU Community and the public in general for information only, the dates used in the analyses are for planning and do not constitute "hard" dates for parking changes. More information will be posted as Parking and Transportation Services develops a new long-range parking and transportation master plan with the PAC in the fall of 2011 and spring of 2012.
Comments on the planning to date are welcome and should be sent to email@example.com. If you want to attend a PAC meeting or serve on the PAC, then please return for further information on how to apply to be on the PAC and for new meeting dates for the fall and spring.
February 2012 - Proposed 2012 Parking Changes
January 2012 - Upcoming Changes / Meeting Notes
December 2011 - Future Scenarios / Meeting Notes
October 2011 - General Information Slides / Meeting Notes
April 2011 - Financial Modeling
March 2011 - Survey Results, Traffic Analysis, Phase Strategies
January 2011 - Future Scenarios
December 2010 - General Information