January 22, 2018


Grand Opening Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Palomar College Parking Structure on the San Marcos campus.                                


Wednesday, January 24, 2018
1:00 p.m.


Palomar College
East side of Parking Lot 12
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069


This event officially celebrates the grand opening of a new parking structure at Palomar’s San Marcos campus. College dignitaries will be joined by local public officials, members of the campus and community.

The five-story parking structure is over 499,000-square-feet, with 1616 parking spaces, including 28 accessible and six van spaces. The structure is equipped with a number of high-tech features, including license plate readers, LED lights, and electronic signage at each entry identifying the number of spaces available on each floor. The structure features a design with no interior walls to provide safety sight-lines; additional safety features include emergency phones and security cameras. There are three different entries/exits on three different floors to speed traffic in and out of the structure.  The design was built into the slope to reduce the building’s north-side visibility.

Event speakers include Palomar College President, Dr. Joi Lin Blake; Palomar Community College District Governing Board President Paul McNamara; Palomar College Vice President Student Services, Adrian Gonzales; Associated Student Government President and Student Trustee, Chris Hopp; and Palomar College Chief of Police, Chris Moore.

Event parking:

Parking for the Groundbreaking Ceremony will be available without a permit in Lot 12 during the hours of the event.

More information:

Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2152
Tom Pfingsten, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2360

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Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2152, lgropen@palomar.edu

Tom Pfingsten, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2960, tpfingsten@palomar.edu