Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will there be
a new parking garage for residents of Tobin Lofts at San Antonio College?
construction of a new garage is currently under way. The estimated completion
date is March 2014. Tobin Lofts at San Antonio College will open in late August
Q: Where will
Tobin Lofts’ residents park until the new garage is complete?
A: Residents of
Tobin Lofts will be guaranteed a space in the current garage until the new
garage is available. The estimated completion date is March 2014.
Q: Will residents
of Tobin Lofts have to pay for parking?
A: Yes. In order
to park in either parking garage, residents of Tobin Lofts will need to purchase
the Alamo Colleges parking permit from the SAC Bursar’s Office. http://alamo.edu/main.aspx?id=13085
Q: How will the
parking for Tobin Lofts residents affect the parking crunch for students/faculty/staff
who are non-residents?
A: In the lease
agreement for residents of Tobin Lofts, the option for parking is guaranteed.
Therefore, during the construction of the new parking garage, Tobin Lofts
residents will have the option to have a reserved space in the current parking
garage. People with valid parking permits will be able to continue using the remaining
spots in the current parking garage on a first come, first serve basis. The
parking garage will become open parking for all in March 2014. Parkers are
encouraged to use Playland Park (2222 N. Alamo St.). A free shuttle is
available to/from campus every 15 minutes. Go to alamo.edu/sac/playland for more
information and to download a flier about Parking at Playland Park.
Q: Will there be
additional parking available to non-residents?
A: Yes. SAC’s
temporary parking solution is Playland Park at 2222 N. Alamo St.. Playland Park
will continue to be an off-site parking lot for SAC until the completion of
major construction projects.
Students/faculty/staff who would like hassle-free parking
are encouraged to park at Playland. Parking is available at Playland from 6:30
a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday. A free shuttle runs to/from campus
every 15 minutes. The ride from Playland Park to the SAC Campus is only 7
minutes. Go to alamo.edu/sac/playland
for more information and to download a flier about Parking at Playland Park.
percentage of residents will be parking in a SAC parking garage?
A: At this time,
the exact number of residents who will be parking in a SAC parking garage is
unknown. The South block of Tobin Lofts will have 467 residents, and the North
block will have about 85 residents for a total of about 552. All residents will
have the option to have a guaranteed space in the parking garage.
Q: How many
parking spaces are available in the parking garages?
A: The current
parking garage has about 1,100 parking spaces. The new parking garage will hold
Q: How will Tobin
Lofts’ residents be identified in the parking garage?
A: A special hanger will be created to distinguish
Tobin Lofts’ residents versus regular parkers. The hanger will be distributed
to residents during the move-in process and will be active only during the
effective lease dates. All residents are required to purchase an Alamo Colleges
parking permit prior to receiving the Tobin Lofts parking hanger.