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Shoreline Parking Garage opening

A project more than two years in the making, the Shoreline Ridge Parking Garage opens this month.

A project over two years in the making, the Shoreline Ridge Parking Garage will open March 2017. Located off South Medical Drive East, near the Medical Plaza South Tower, the garage will have over 800 stalls for faculty, staff and housing students.

Complete with shuttle cutouts, stops, and covered walkways, the garage will be easy and convenient to navigate for both patrons and shuttles. Of the over 800 stalls, the entire first floor, over 100 stalls, will be reserved specifically for residents of HRE and the Medical Towers.

The Shoreline Ridge Parking Garage will provide congestion relief for the health campus and provide relief while other construction continues. “The hospital campus will be completely different over the next five years,” said David Moyes, associate director of Commuter Services. “The medical school will be torn down and rebuilt along with new care centers and a new rehab hospital. It’s going to be very different from what it looks like now. That’s another reason why this garage is going to be so helpful.”


If you are an employee interested in parking in the new Shoreline Ridge Garage, click here to go to the Commuter Services home page. Simply click on the “Manage Waitlist” button, login in to CIS, and select “Shoreline Ridge Garage” from the drop down menu.  Remember, you will need a terrace permit specifically for the Shoreline Ridge Garage before you can park.


If you are a student and live at HRE or the Medical Towers and are interested in parking in the garage, permits went on sale March 1. The garage will require a SHU permit allowing you to park exclusively in the Shoreline Ridge Garage as well as at other U-Permit designated lots on campus. Click here to purchase a permit.

Moyes continued, “The entire design team for the $22 million project has been excellent to work with. They have done a great job of building a quality product for this campus. I’m excited that it will help relieve some of the congestion of the medical campus and provide good access for employees and residents. This garage will truly be a great benefit for those at the health campus.”

Commuter Campus

Keep in mind that the University of Utah is a commuter campus when planning your daily commute. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to use the UTA pass provided by Commuter Services. Simply use your UCard to access the UTA via TRAX, FrontRunner and most buses. Many university shuttles also have stops at or near many UTA stops. Of course everyone has a different schedule, and it is understandable if UTA is not an easy or convenient option for you. Commuter Services continues to create new solutions, build new parking structures, and searches for ways to make your commute as effortless and stress-free as possible. The Shoreline Ridge Parking Garage will be a great improvement to lessen congestion around upper campus and will give people an easy access to classes, jobs, and residential areas.