June 8, 2023

Make Way for More Parking

UMW will soon have more parking space near the Fredericksburg campus. Fredericksburg City Council recently approved a special-use permit for the UMW Foundation to build a parking lot on property it owns near the heating plant off College Avenue.

Demolition of three buildings, two houses on Thornton Street and a duplex on Powhatan Street, is expected to begin in October. The area will allow for 47 parking spaces for use by faculty, staff and students. The lots also may allow for some overflow event parking. The nearby Pizza Hut will not be affected.

Depending on the weather, the lot could be paved and open early next spring.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.