Beginning on Jan. 1, 2019, CCB parking stickers are no longer needed if you have already received permission to park at the Center City Building. Parking will be monitored by license plate recognition (LPR) technology.
If you would like to receive parking privileges at Center City Building, you must add CCB permission to your permit at the time of purchase. Students will be assigned CCB parking privileges based on their class schedule in Banner.
Center City campus does not have separate parking dedicated to the building. The University has negotiated an arrangement with Preferred Parking, Inc., owner of the closest surrounding lots, for Faculty/Staff and Student parking. Parking location is currently 319 E. 9th Street, which may change during construction of a new parking deck. Click here for parking maps and instructions.
Parking enforcement at Center City is under the administration of Preferred Parking, Inc. PaTS has no enforcement or appeals authority over CCB parking.
Center City Parking Permits
Because Center City parking is privately owned, there will be operational differences between Main Campus and Center City Campus.
- For faculty and staff buying non-discounted permits, CCB permissions are available for online purchase as an addition to your regular permit at the time of purchase.
- CCB permissions for students are assigned each semester. All student permits will have CCB permissions added automatically per the class schedule in banner each semester. Students with discounted permits for lot 6A, lot 27 or North Deck only will not receive CCB permissions. Students need to upgrade to a 2-day, standard or night permit to get CCB permissions.
- Center City Parking Permits are specific to day and class schedule:
- Day permits are valid 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
- Evening permits are valid 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
- Permits are valid only on specified class days and hours.
Full-time Annual Permit (academic year 2018-19): $465
This is a full-time permit, valid at Center City, weekdays, 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. and also valid as a regular full-time permit on main campus. If you have classes at both locations, you only need to buy one permit. Center City privileges will update each semester based on class schedule.
Center City Visitor and Occasional Use Parking
There are a limited number of daily parking spots in Preferred Parking-owned lots nearby: Lot locations and daily fee rates. The fee must be deposited in an identically numbered slot at an honor box. These spaces are open to the public and utilized for special events; they may not always be available.
Center City Parking Enforcement
Parking enforcement at Center City is under the administration of Preferred Parking, Inc. Citation appeals or complaints are handled with Preferred Parking. PaTS will have no citation enforcement or appeals authority at Center City.
Public Transportation to Center City Campus
Center City is accessible via light rail and several CATS routes. The CATS website has a trip finder feature; enter the destination address for Center City, 320 E. 9th St.. The Ninth Street station for the Lynx light rail is the closest stop. Seventh Street station is nearby; the building entrance faces First Ward Park. There are several free park-and-ride lots along the Blue Line that make light rail an economical option.
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “CCB Parking” in the subject line so that we can best direct the question. You may also call Parking and Transportation Services at 704‑687‑0161.