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Dome - Parking changes ahead

May 2011

Parking changes ahead

Date: May 20, 2011

More spaces for patients and visitors will mean relocating many current permit holders

George Dover, Judy Reitz and Zach Britton
George Dover, director of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Judy Reitz, senior vice president and COO of The Johns Hopkins Hospital Hospital and Orioles pitcher Zach Britton recently helped kick off the one year countdown to the grand opening of the new clinical buildings in April 2012.
photo by Keith Weller

More spaces for patients and visitors will mean relocating many current permit holders.

When Hopkins Hospital’s new clinical buildings open next April, the Orleans Garage will serve as the primary patient and visitor parking facility, and the McElderry Garage will become the main facility for Johns Hopkins outpatient center’s patients and visitors.

While these new designations support Johns Hopkins Medicine’s focus on patient- and family-centered care, they will also require relocating many of the employees who currently park in the Orleans facility.

Johns Hopkins Parking estimates that roughly 1,000 spaces in that garage will need to be reclaimed from current permit holders. Administrators intend to begin moving these employees in late November or early December of this year. The order of this move will be as follows:

• First:  Non-employees (vendors, etc)

• Second:  Volunteers (those who volunteer to move to another on-site parking facility)

• Third:  Non-clinical employees (administrative and general staff)

• Last:  Clinical employees (based on work location)

Parking planners say they will make every effort to allow staff to park on campus and will look to reassign employees to locations that best correspond to where they work.