EAST LANSING, Mich. — The new Albert Avenue Garage, located at 188 Albert Ave., is now fully open to the public, with 305 parking spaces available for public use.
This new downtown East Lansing parking garage is located at the site of a former surface parking lot and has effectively doubled the amount of parking available to the public, while adding additional spaces for downtown residents. In total, there will be more than 600 spaces for both public and residential use.
The garage entrance is located on Albert Avenue and can be accessed by eastbound and westbound traffic. While eastbound traffic can access the parking garage entrance at this time, it should be noted that the eastbound lane of Albert Avenue remains closed to through traffic between the garage entrance/exit and M.A.C. Avenue, and the garage exit will be westbound only until the full eastbound lane of Albert Avenue re-opens to traffic. Albert Avenue is expected to return to two-way traffic in late September.
Downtown visitors are encouraged to use the new garage, but should use caution while entering/exiting, as construction is ongoing. This new downtown parking garage is operated by the City of East Lansing and the East Lansing Parking Office has been relocated to the new structure, located at 198 Albert Ave. Rates are the same as nearby City garages at 75 cents per half hour, with a $15 per day maximum charge. Visit www.cityofeastlansing.com/parking for more information about downtown parking.