The University of Tennessee is slated to lose about 800 parking spaces
before next semester, and will sell about 1,380 less parking permits for
the 1999-2000 school year, according to the Parking Allocations Committee's
report on Parking Services' new budget.
Commuter parking will take the largest hit, losing 643 parking spaces and
1190 parking permits. However. the Parking Allocations Committee said that
because there were 206 commuter permits unsold last year, the number of
permits is actually going to be reduced something more to the effect of
"With the construction of the new downtown convention center, UT will be
losing 600 spots currently in the World's Fair Park site area, and that is
the largest contributant to the problem of commuter parking for next year,"
Will Carver, SGA president, said.
The other type of parking permits that will be reduced will be unreserved
staff parking. The committee said that last year there were 338 unsold
Staff parking permits, while Parking Services sold 250 for monthly and one
In order to meet parking demands, the committee said that the number of one
day and monthly passes next year will be reduced to 84, and the number of
spaces will be reduced to 70.
Parking services could not be reached for comment.
New convention center to oust UT parking spaces
Published: Mon May 03, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:52 p.m.