July 1, 2019 — On July 1, following a series of parking focus groups involving UF Health Shands employees and College of Medicine faculty and staff, leaders announced a new plan to address staff parking challenges in the South Employee Garage and HVN Garage.
Faculty and staff who wish to park in either of these two garages are invited to participate in a lottery process starting Aug. 1. Leaders selected this solution to give faculty and staff a fair opportunity to park close to their workplace. Several improvements to UF Health parking services will also go into effect in the coming months.
The lottery opens Aug. 1-31. Faculty and staff randomly selected for a decal for one of these garages through the lotter process will be contacted by Sept. 16 and asked to purchase their new decals. The new decals go into effect for the two garages Oct. 1. Faculty and staff will have the month of October to pick up their decals from UF Parking and Transportation Services so they can begin using the garage.
Parking services will remain a top focus, with many improvements coming.
- Starting Oct. 1, all morning direct-express shuttles will start at 5:15 a.m., including a new morning direct-express shuttle between Garage IX/9, the Triangle Lot and the 1329 Building.
- Lighting along Archer Road sidewalks/walkways as well as lighting in our garages will be improved.
- Starting Oct. 1, digital displays showing available parking spaces (known as capacity counters) will be visible outside high-traffic garages — the South Employee Garage and Garage IX/9 near the ShandsCair heliport — to help users decide where to park.
Please visit the Bridge parking site for details.