Johns Hopkins Medicine
Office of Corporate Communications
MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Stephenson
October 13, 2005
HOPKINS MEDICAL CAMPUS TAKES FIRST STEP IN MASSIVE CAMPUS REDEVELOPMENT
On October 14, 2005, thousands of employees and many patients and visitors coming to the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore medical campus will need to park their vehicles in new locations to make way for the major phase of the massive reconstruction of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
The new five-level, 2,300-space Orleans Street Garage for employees will open on that day on the south side of Orleans Street directly across from the Weinberg Building and the Broadway Garage. The new garage will allow the current Broadway Garage to be razed over several months and the site used for the two new clinical towers that will form the heart of the new medical campus.
The new garage represents the first construction milestone in the implementation of the new campus master plan.
To minimize inconvenience, patients and visitors may park in areas closest to their destination, either in the McElderry Street or Caroline Street garages or the 550 surface lot. The Rutland Avenue Garage is available after 10 a.m. A shuttle will run every 15 minutes to transport patients and visitors from the Outpatient Center Circle, opposite the garage, to The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s main entrance at the Wolfe Street Circle. Those choosing to walk will get directions from "Jack Hammer," a cardboard figure strategically located to point people to their destinations. Patients and visitors also have the option of using a valet parking service, which will operate from the Wolfe Street Circle at an additional charge.
While patients and visitors may use the new Orleans Garage, they are strongly urged to use the McElderry Street, Caroline Street or Rutland Avenue garage or the 550 parking lot areas as they provide easy access to hospital destinations.
Employees will exit the new garage using a pedestrian bridge than runs from its fourth level over Orleans Street and exits on the north side. A shuttle will run daily at 15-minute intervals during peak rush hours to ferry employees from the bridge exit to Broadway and around to the Hospital’s main entrance on Wolfe Street.
Maps and further details are attached and can also be viewed online atwww.hopkinsmedicine.org/roadahead
A recent article about the new garage, published in the Hopkins employee newsletter Dome, can be found online at:www.hopkinsmedicine.org/dome/0507/top_story.cfm.