posted on Sept. 27: New e-commerce wing construction affects parking


Parking on the east side of campus will be altered beginning Monday to accommodate construction of the School of Business's new e-commerce wing.

This construction is expected to take about eight months.

In a message distributed Thursday afternoon to the McMaster community, Karen Belaire, vice-president administration, noted that Parking & Transit Services, the transportation committee and the Campus Plan committee are working to develop a comprehensive parking and traffic strategy for the McMaster community.

She noted that everyone needs to be aware of the changes taking place because of new construction on campus.

“In the short term we face some considerable challenges that
will require the patience, understanding and flexibility of the campus
community,” she said. “Everyone, regardless of where you park, will need to allow
extra time to get on and off campus.” Click on Parking at McMaster to read the full message.

About 50 parking spaces in Zone 2 will be lost when the fencing for the new e-commerce wing goes up beginning Monday.

As well, the access road that runs in front of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Business building will be blocked. This will split Zone 2 parking in this area into two sections with the northern section only accessible from Stearn Drive, also known as the perimeter road.

Traffic going to Zone 2 parking near the tennis courts or to Zone 1 parking will have to take the perimeter road.