Campus Services: Permanent Loss of Parking Spaces to Construction

Effective Date

Monday, August 27, 2018

Office of Primary Responsibility

Summary of Policy

It is important that project planning mitigates the potential for permanent parking space loss throughout planning and building phases. However, it is understood that even after careful vetting of options, sometimes losing parking spaces may be the best option for Dartmouth.

Due to difficult parking conditions on campus, with each space lost campus parking problems worsen. Because of this, a funding mechanism is essential for projects to pay for lost parking spaces, with the resulting funds earmarked toward construction of new parking spaces to replace those lost and lot improvements.

A capital project must pay for the cost of any permanently lost parking spaces as a result of campus development.

Reason for Policy

To mitigate the permanent loss of parking spaces to construction-related projects and establish a fund for replacement spaces.

Affected Parties

College Staff

Policy Statement

A capital project must pay for the cost of any permanently lost parking spaces as a result of campus development. The FY19 cost is $15,000 for every non-garage vehicle space lost and $120,000 for every garage vehicle space lost (min. 8’x18’). Disabled access aisles count as a vehicle space lost. The project manager shall coordinate payment with Transportation Services.

Final approval for permanent loss of parking space(s) under this policy comes from the AVP of business and hospitality, AVP of planning design and construction and the VP of campus services.

Exclusions & Exceptions

People involved in managing or working on capital projects on the Dartmouth campus are affected by this policy.  These individuals include, but are not limited to:

  • Project manager in PD&C or FO&M
  • Transportation Services

Ramifications

Project delays