UC San Diego is addressing the need for parking on campus. A groundbreaking ceremony was held today for the Osler Parking Structure, located next to Skaggs School of Pharmacy, a five-minute walk from the center of campus. The structure will add 1,350 parking spaces to campus and will be completed in fall 2018. It is one of four parking structures being added in the next few years. The three others are the Voigt structure in the canyon north of Geisel Library, the underground structure that will be part of the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood, and the Mesa Housing structure on east campus.
Three of the four structures are being designed for possible re-purposing one day, in case our campus doesn’t need so much parking in the future, especially after Light Rail Transit arrives. These projects are part of our phasing-out of existing surface lots to maximize efficiency and make better use of our space.