To:          Faculty and Staff
From:     Robert Maffia, Vice President for Facilities and Campus Operations
Date:      August 22, 2017
Subject: Off-Site Parking Options During Completion of Babbio Garage – Fall 2017

Due to unavoidable delays in the construction of the Babbio Garage, it is necessary to restrict access to the Garage during the Fall 2017 semester. To mitigate the inconvenience to our community, Stevens has secured 170 spaces in private garages during the period that the Babbio Garage will not be available.

These parking spaces, which are within a 20-minute walk or a short shuttle ride from campus, will be offered free to the full-time faculty and staff on a first-come, first-served basis. While it is anticipated that the Babbio Garage will re-open for the Spring 2018 semester, permit holders who park in the alternate lots will have parking permit fees waived until August 31, 2018.

Additionally, we urge anyone that can commute via mass transportation to do so during the Fall 2017 semester as the parking supply on campus will be extremely limited. Parking regulations on campus will be strictly enforced.

Program Details

  1. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis starting August 23, 2017. Only full-time staff/faculty that had a campus parking permit during the 2016-2017 school year, or are newly hired, are eligible.
  2. For those who park in the alternate lots in the Fall 2017 semester, Stevens parking permit fees will be waived until August 31, 2018. Participating in this program means free parking the entire academic year and summer 2018.
  3. All participants will need to request their preferred garage through the MyStevens Portal after August 23, 2017 and then stop by the front desk of the Howe Center to receive their parking transponder/access key between August 23rd and August 28th.
  4. Participants in the alternate lot program may not park on campus at any point while the Babbio Garage is under construction. Failure to abide by this rule will lead to expulsion from this program and will require you to repay all waived parking fees.
  5. The off-campus parking lots are located at 1300 Jefferson Street and 1330 Willow Avenue (Trader Joe’s Parking Lot) and are less than a 20-minute walk to campus. Dedicated shuttle buses will run between the parking lots and Howe Center on 10-15-minute intervals between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  6. The 1300 Jefferson Street parking lot will be from 6 a.m. to 1a.m. Sunday through Thursday and for 24 hours on Friday and Saturday. The 1330 Willow Avenue parking lot is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during weekdays only. Participants will be required to pay hourly fees to the private garage operator should parking exceed the allowable hours.
  7. Parking in the off-campus lots will end when the Babbio Garage reopens, which we anticipate will be before the Spring 2018 semester. Participants will be required to exchange their keycards for campus parking passes at that time.

To:          Stevens Students, Faculty and Staff
From:     Robert Maffia, Vice President for Facilities and Campus Operations
Date:      August 22, 2017
Subject: Campus Parking Registration and Parking Changes for Fall Semester 2017

It is now the time to register for campus parking permits.

Student Parking - Due to limited parking facilities, freshmen, sophomores and juniors residing in the Stevens dormitories are not permitted to have a car on campus. If you are a commuter student (grad or undergrad) or a senior residing in on-campus housing, you may apply for a parking hang-tag. Also, if you are a co-op student requiring a vehicle to travel to and from your job, you may request permission to park on campus by sending a written request to Dean Kenneth Nilsen at [email protected] and once you received permission, you may apply for a hang-tag.

Eligible students must apply for a hang tag through myStevens. Once the application is approved, students can pick up their hang tag at the Howe Center Reception Desk. Hang Tags are issued by the Campus Police, who can answer all questions about hang tag eligibility, application, and fees. Students requiring additional information about parking on campus can contact Patrick Fitzgerald via email at [email protected].

Employee Parking - Employees who wish to purchase a parking hang-tag may do so through myStevens by completing the Campus Parking Form. The form offers three parking locations options (on campus plus two off-campus facilities). Once you have filled in the basic information, indicate your location choice in order of preference. The selection process will be based upon a first come-first served basis. For more information, please visit the Campus Police website by clicking on this link:  https://www.stevens.edu/directory/campus-police

There are important changes taking place on our campus during the construction periods of the completion of the Babbio Garage and the start of construction of the new Academic Center. With construction of both projects underway, the Division of Facilities and Campus Operations advises the Stevens Community of the following parking changes starting with the Fall 2017 semester:

  1. Babbio Garage Closure – Due to unavoidable delays in the construction schedule, the Babbio Garage will be closed until construction is complete before the Spring 2018 semester begins. An alternate parking plan has been developed to provide nearby parking in Hoboken for the 170 spaces that cannot be used in the Babbio Garage during this period. Additional details on this arrangement and registration details will be included in a separate email to faculty and staff. Students who are eligible for a campus parking hang tag will be able to park in student-designated lots. Please see the Parking Lot website https://www.stevens.edu/directory/campus-police/stevens-parking-lots for a map of such lots.
  2. Sixth Street Closure – Construction of the new Academic Center at Sixth and Hudson Streets will commence shortly, which will require the closure of the portion of Sixth Street between Hudson Street and River Terrace to traffic and pedestrians beginning Friday, August 25, 2017 for approximately 21 months.
  3. River Terrace Limited Access – Also due to construction of the new Academic Center, there will be limited access to River Terrace from Fifth Street during construction times, Monday through Friday, 7 am through 6 pm. A traffic control officer will be posted at Fifth Street and River Terrace during the hours of construction to control access to the construction area and ensure pedestrian safety. Stevens community members will be allowed to park in the Hayden Lot, the McLean Lot and between the Babbio and Morton buildings.  There will be no parking on River Terrace during construction hours (7am - 6pm Monday through Friday).
  4. Sixth Street Parking Lot Closure - Work on the Academic Center will also cause the permanent closure of the Sixth Street Lot.
  5. Eighth Street Lot Public Parking - During the construction period, Stevens will be allocating 20 parking spaces in the Eighth Street Lot for overnight use by registered Hoboken residents between the hours of 9pm - 7am, seven days a week. These spaces are on the northwest perimeter of the log and have been designated with a sign. Students, faculty and staff will not be allowed to park in these spaces between the hours of 9pm - 7am starting Thursday, August 24, 2017 for approximately 21 months.
  6. Babbio Shuttle Suspension - The Babbio Shuttle stop on River Terrace will be suspended for the Fall 2017 semester. All Stevens shuttle service will be located at the Howe Center during this time. Upon completion of the Babbio Garage and pending required approvals, it is anticipated that the shuttle stop will be relocated to the Sinatra Drive entrance of the Babbio Garage, which has elevator access to the Babbio Building.

The above changes are necessary to maintain public safety for our students, faculty and staff.

For the most up-to-date information, please check https://www.stevens.edu/directory/campus-police/parking-announcements.

As always, the Stevens Campus Police will be proactively issuing summonses to all vehicles with expired parking hang tags and/or vehicles with no hang tags. Summonses issued to vehicles that do not have current hang tags and/or improperly displayed hang tags cannot be reversed by the Police Department and can only be challenged in Hoboken Municipal Court.  

Furthermore, all vehicles with current hang tags must be parked in the proper designated lot depending upon your status as a student (grad or undergrad or commuter), staff, faculty or services personnel.  If you are unsure of which lot pertains to you, please visit the Stevens Parking Lot website at the following link:  https://www.stevens.edu/directory/campus-police/stevens-parking-lots.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

Sincerely,
Robert Maffia PE
Vice President for Facilities and Campus Operations
Stevens Institute of Technology
Howe Center, 11th Floor
One Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030