08:53 AM

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) – the second-largest university in Houston – 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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.