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UHD Bayou Lot Converts From a Surface Permit Lot to Pay Lot

This past spring, the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) Parking & Transportation Advisory Committee distributed a parking survey to all faculty, staff and students to gain insight into campus parking trends and preferences. The information gathered was valuable in identifying the parking needs of the University community as the campus footprint continues to evolve.

One of the survey questions solicited community interest in having a UHD-owned pay parking lot. Sixty percent of the students responding to the survey expressed interest in having this option.

Based upon this response:

  • The Committee recommended piloting a pay-lot option for the UHD Bayou Parking Lot (see map for location) for the 2019-2020 academic year. 
  • Beginning this fall semester on Aug. 19, the UHD Bayou Parking Lot will no longer operate as a permit-only parking lot. Rather, this lot will be equipped with pay stations, similar to those located in the city-owned pay-lot located adjacent to the Jesse H. Jones Student Life Center.
  • The Bayou Parking Lot will be available to all UHD faculty, staff, students and visitors.
  • The cost for parking in the new Bayou Pay-Lot will be a daily $5 rate. The Bayou Lot will have two pay meter stations, which accept Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express.

In addition, Parking Lot A will be renamed the Naylor Lot; however, Parking Lot B will retain the same name. Also, the Shea Street Garage will be renamed the Naylor Garage.

For questions or more information, contact Vanessa Turner, assistant director, UHD Parking & Transportation Services at turnerv@uhd.edu or 713-221-8127.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.