Eco-friendly parking garage to open at corner of Erwin Road and Research Drive

October 29, 2009

Some spaces remain in a 1,900-space parking garage that will open on campus by January, giving employees more parking options, and reducing some waiting lists.

The opening of Research Drive Garage by the corner of Erwin Road and Research Drive will open spaces in nearby PG-II, LaSalle Street, Hock Plaza and Circuit Drive – parking lots that are currently sold out.

The new seven-level garage, which will be considered for a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designation, will have reserved parking spaces for low emission vehicles, as well as other eco-friendly aspects.

A permit will cost $62.50 a month, the same premium rate as seven other parking locations at Duke. A special “reserved” level will be available for $96.50 a month, the same rate as the Bryan Research Garage on Research Drive. Some spaces may still be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis by sending e-mail to Parking and Transportation Services.