DEPAUL — Lincoln Park residents living near the DePaul University campus can apply this week for the right to use university parking lots at off hours.
DePaul renews its Neighborhood Parking Program beginning Sept. 1 for the new school year. Residents living within the boundaries of Altged Street to the north, Armitage Avenue to the south, Halsted Street to the east and Wayne Avenue to the west can apply to use university parking lots at off hours on evenings and weekends.
Free parking is available in student lots P and L: the lots just east of the CTA tracks north of Fullerton Avenue and on Sheffield Avenue between Fullerton and Montana Street. Available hours are 4 p.m.-8 a.m. weekdays and all day on weekends. The same hours for free parking with a permit apply for the university parking garage at 2330 N. Clifton Ave.
In addition, however, residents within those same boundaries can opt to pay $300 for 24-hour access to the Clifton Avenue garage for a year beginning Sept. 1. Those applying get a display permit and an access card to the garage, although garage parking is always on a first-come, first-served basis with no guarantees of an open space.
A limited number of permits are available to the first 300 applicants, one per household. Those interested should fill out an application and bring it along with two forms of ID showing proof of residence — including a driver's license and a utility bill or voter's registration card — to DePaul's Parking Services Office, 2320 N. Kenmore Ave., Room 177. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, extended this week to 6:30 p.m. Applications can also be mailed with two proofs of address to the same address, ZIP Code 60614.
Those paying to park in the garage can apply at the same office. Those with an access card from last year should bring it in to have it renewed.
Residence permits for those using the lots must be displayed by Sept. 5.