CSUSM Opens First Parking Structure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

What: California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of the completion of phase one of its first parking structure.

When: The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 8 at 9 a.m. followed by guided tours.

Where: The parking structure is located at the intersection of Campus Way and Campus View drive (building 103 on the campus map) in San Marcos.

California State University San Marcos is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of the completion of phase one of its first parking structure on Tuesday, June 8 at 9 a.m.  Campus personnel will provide tours after the ceremony.

The structure, located at Campus Way and Campus View Drive, is the first of six planned structures for the campus and will provide parking for 1,640 vehicles.  Six stories tall, it will connect to campus via a pedestrian bridge at the top level. 

Design highlights include: four elevators, color codes on each floor for way-finding, 22 emergency phones, 52 security cameras, and seven credit card permit machines.

In keeping with CSUSM's commitment to being a "green" campus, the structure provides space for 30 alternative fuel vehicles and is outfitted for the future installation of a rooftop photovoltaic system.

Constructed by PCL Construction Services and designed by RJC Architects/Graelic, project costs totaled $27 million.  The structure was funded by student, faculty, and staff parking fees.

The project was recently honored as Project of the Year by the San Diego & Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Public Works Association.

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $189.2 million, generating a total impact of $327.5 million on the regional economy. Over 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.