Parking Lease

Parking Agreement

The Ohio State University transitioned the management of its parking operations to CampusParc in September 2012 as part of its innovative funding strategy to support the academic mission.

  • CampusParc - Operates and enforces campus parking, including special events; manages the permit system; maintains and upgrades parking facilities.
  • Administration and Planning's Transportation and Traffic Management - Manages the parking lease; oversees traffic management and university transit and event-related services.
  • Parking Advisory Committee – Chaired by the Office of Administration and Planning, the committee is comprised of students, faculty and staff and serves as an advisory group to university leadership.

For additional parking information or questions, please email CampusParc. For information about the Parking Advisory Committee or to share a question or comment with the university, please email pac@osu.edu.

Positive Impact

Ohio State is committed to academic excellence, access and affordability. We support this mission through innovative funding like leasing the management of parking operations. The agreement continues to generate funding through the endowment for:

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Research
  • Transportation
  • Sustainability

During the next 50 years, this unique funding source is expected to provide $3.1 billion to academic initiatives, such as hiring faculty, offering more student scholarships, and supporting the arts and humanities.

Resources

Concession Agreement (link is external)

Minutes of the Last Meeting (request archived minutes)

Parking Advisory Committee

Beth Snoke, Chair - Transportation and Traffic Management
Bill Mifsud, Concession Manager - Facilities Operations and Development

 

Administration and Planning
Dan Hedman
Nicole Holman
Ellen LePera
 

Athletics
Mike Penner
 

Business Advancement
Xen Riggs
 

Business and Finance
Mike Papadakis
J.C. Speiser
 

Council of Graduate Students
Kristyn Gumpper
 

Department of Public Safety
Bob Armstrong
Kimberly Spears-McNatt
 

Facilities Operations and Development
Lynn Readey
Glen Yoder
 

Faculty
Gulsah Akar
Dick Dietrich
Ulrich Heinz
Tzachi Zach
 

Inter-Professional Council
Lauren Levi
 

Legal Affairs
Heidi McCabe or designee
 

Office of Academic Affairs
Ryan Schmiesing
 

Office of the Chief Information Officer
Bill Phillips
 

Office of Student Life
Molly Ranz-Calhoun
 

Transportation and Traffic Management
Susan Boiarski-Markle
 

Undergraduate Student Government
Kurt Shaffer
 

University Communications
Lauren Kulik
 

University Staff Advisory Committee
Andrew Jordan
 

Wexner Center for the Arts
Katie Laux
 

Wexner Medical Center
Mark Conselyea
 

WOSU Public Media
Kevin Petrilla

FAQs

When was the concession agreement signed, how long are the terms, and how much money did Ohio State receive?
The parking lease provided the university with an up-front payment of $483 million from QIC Global Infrastructure to invest in support of its core mission of teaching, learning, and research. In September 2012, the university transitioned the management of its parking operations to its partner in parking, CampusParc. CampusParc is the local entity QIC set up to manage the parking lease and will operate parking under this 50-year agreement.

 

What has Ohio State done with the money?
Ohio State is committed to academic excellence, access, and affordability. We support this mission through innovative funding like leasing the management of parking operations. During the next 50 years, this unique funding source is expected to provide $3.1 billion to academic initiatives such as hiring faculty, offering more student scholarships, and supporting the arts and humanities. Learn more.

 

Who decides when parking system changes are made, and who represents the campus community?
The university formed a Parking Advisory Committee (PAC). Before moving forward with the parking lease, the university committed to gather feedback about parking operations. One of the ways Ohio State does this is through the PAC. All parking operations questions and needs should be directed to CampusParc, but the PAC can be contacted via email with ideas, comments, and suggestions regarding the overall management of the parking system. All parking system changes proposed by CampusParc must receive university approval.

 

Which entity handles parking citations and appeals?
CampusParc handles enforcement and the appeals process. To appeal a citation, please visit campusparc.com.

 

Is there a standard rate for annual permit increases?
The parking prices and annual increases were negotiated as part of the concession agreement. The contract CampusParc has with Ohio State caps annual permit increases at a maximum of a 5.5% increase for the first 10 years of the contract.  This increase is in line with the historical average increase of the university’s former Transportation and Parking department and provides certainty for parking customers going forward. After the first 10 years of the contract, the increases are capped at 4% or the five-year average of the Consumer Price Index (inflation), whichever is higher.

 

What is the university’s commitment to alternative modes of transportation, and is it impacted by the parking lease?
The university has no intention of stopping its sustainability plans and continues to investigate potential alternative transportation options to serve the campus community. The parking agreement was written to give the university the greatest amount of flexibility possible.  It includes conditions about the construction of new garages, the movement or reclassification of parking spaces, and the potential growth of the existing campus.