Parking changes affect S/LM Campus
Thursday, Aug 20, 2009
Kendall Litton Jensen
Expect more changes when you return to SCC's Sanford/Lake Mary Campus this fall, particularly in the area of parking.
Two new parking lots recently opened, which have created nearly 2,000 white-striped parking spaces for students. The first lot, containing 1,400 spaces, is located near the Automotive Training Center on the northwest corner of campus. The other, a 396-space parking area, is next to the loop roadway construction project on the south side of campus.
All temporary grass parking areas have been closed. Anyone parking in grassy areas other than where designated may be towed.
Employee parking is also changing on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, with the majority of red-striped spaces moving to the west side of campus. Parking lots 9 and 10, which were previously designated for student use, have joined Lot 8 as faculty/staff parking lots.
Signage will be placed around campus roadways to direct drivers to proper parking areas. Lots and spaces designated for faculty/staff use will be enforced by SCC's security staff.
In addition to parking changes, students, faculty and staff should be aware of several construction projects that may affect pedestrian and motorist traffic on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus:
- Road construction: Motorists should expect occasional delays along Main Road as flagmen direct traffic through the Loop Roadway construction area. A roundabout and stretch of road are being built that will create a loop road around the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus perimeter.
- Covered walkway construction: Covered walkways are being built around campus that will connect the Center for Public Safety and building V; the CFADA Professional Automotive Training Center and building C; and buildings A, G and H. A routing plan has been developed to direct pedestrian traffic around these areas until construction is finished.
- Center for Public Safety completion: Construction recently finished on the Center for Public Safety (formerly buildings I and K), located on the southwest corner of campus. Student and visitor parking are available in front of the new building.
- SCC-UCF University Partnership Center construction: The four-story facility, located near building A, is on schedule to be completed during the Spring 2010 Term. A new parking lot under construction adjacent to the building is expected to open at the same time.
Parking lots and roadways located near project sites may be temporarily inaccessible due to construction. For your safety, please follow all signage and stay away from hard-hat areas.
Approximately 100 new parking spaces were also added to the Oviedo Campus this summer. In April, a 150-space parking lot opened on the Altamonte Springs Campus. The Altamonte Springs Campus will have additional security this week to direct new students to parking areas.
Photo: The new 1,400-space student parking lot is accessible from Campus Lane on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. The SCC-UCF University Partnership Center can be seen in the background.