Hoy Garage

Ithaca, New York
Certification Level: 
Project Owner: 
Cornell University
Project Operator: 
Cornell University
Project Size: 
850 parking spaces
Project Overview: 

Originally constructed in 1986 and expanded in 2006, the Hoy Parking Garage is a primary parking structure at Cornell University for both employees and visitors to campus. With 850 parking spaces, including eighteen reserved spaces for fuel-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles, the garage acts as a gateway to Cornell and helps keep cars out of central campus.

Since its construction, the Hoy Parking Garage has undergone a series or renovations to improve the structure and add technology such as occupancy sensors controlling lighting, a tire inflation station, and two electric vehicle-charging stations. These changes have helped bring an older structure up to a standard that allows Cornell to better implement its transportation goals including a campus-wide initiative to reach carbon neutrality by 2035.

Management highlights

  • Campus-wide parking plan with a demand management including more than 200 percent oversubscription of permits
  • Active member of ITCTC transportation management organization

Program highlights

  • Financial incentives for ride share patrons
  • Covered bike parking within the garage and bikeshare station located immediately adjacent to the garage in order to encourage bike commuting

Technology structure design highlights

  • Permit system provides rapid access and reduced exit idling
  • Highly efficient LED dimmable lighting system controlled by occupancy sensors