Parking lots A and J are set to re-open after installation of solar arrays
Posted: 8/12/2014

The installation of the largest single solar installation project in SDG&E's service area is nearing completion at Southwestern College's Chula Vista campus.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 18, students, faculty and staff will have covered parking in lots A and J. By Aug. 22, lots B and C will reopen. The final two lots with solar array installation--F and G--will reopen Sept. 19.

In mid March the lots were fenced off and construction crews rolled in to install state-of-the-art solar arays as part of the $389 million Proposition R bond measure to improve college facilities.

The solar panels will save the college an estimated $8 million over the next 20 years.

Parking lot J will be completed just in time for the grand opening of the new DeVore Stadium and Fieldhouse Classroom Building to be held on Friday, August 15. A grand opening celebration for the community is scheduled for 3:30-5 p.m.

Reminder to students - Parking permits will be required beginning Monday, August 25. You can purchase your parking permit through WebAdvisor. Discount parking permits for Lot O are also on sale.

Below is a map of the parking lot closures and opening dates.

Map of parking lot re-openings from solar panel instillation

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