Parking Locations:

Parking, by permit, is available at 422 E. 9th Street at the corner of 9th and Brevard.  Handicapped parking is available at 625 N. Brevard and requires a University/Center City parking permit in conjunction with the appropriate handicapped placard. 

Meeting & Event Parking:  

Due to construction and other activity surrounding UNC Charlotte Center City, parking is extremely limited. The parking lots adjacent to Center City (422 E. 9th Street and 319 E. 9th Street) are currently reserved for faculty, staff and students with a University-issued parking permit.  Please encourage visitors to prepare and plan for their visit to Center City, including consideration of carpooling and ride services.

Event Parking: pay-to-park
Visitor parking for events is currently not available. There are a number of pay-to-park options within walking distance of Center City.  Seventh Street Parking Deck is a short walk through First Ward Park. Visitors can pay to park by the hour. Additional pay-to-park options can be found on the Preferred Parking website. The closest of these is 422 E 9th Street on the corner of 9th and Brevard Street.. Other nearby lots are at 8th & College, 9th & College, and 9th & Tryon. There are metered spaces on Brevard and 8th Street to pay during the day. These meters are free after 6pm weekdays and all day on weekends. 

To park at 422 E. 9th Street gravel lot, you will need to download the park mobile app, pick zone #96422, and put the space number. There is no pay station in this lot. 

Light Rail
Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of light rail options when visiting Center City.  Center City is a half a block from the 9th Street Station.  Free parking is available at nine of the eleven light rail Park and Ride locations. Sugar Creek Station and Scaleybark Park and Ride locations are the closest to 9th Street Station.  Standard CATS rates apply.

Event organizers will be notified if any changes are made. 

Faculty & Staff:

CCB parking stickers are no longer needed if you have already received permission to park at the Center City Building. Parking will be monitored by license plate recognition (LPR) technology.

If you would like to receive parking privileges at Center City Building, you must add CCB permission to your permit at the time of purchase. Students will be assigned CCB parking privileges based on their class schedule in Banner. Faculty & Staff who have purchased a full access pass are eligible to park at Center City and should contact the PaTS office to make sure they have full access parking including Center City.

Center City campus does not have separate parking dedicated to the building. The University has negotiated an arrangement with Preferred Parking, Inc., owner of the closest surrounding lots, for Faculty/Staff and Student parking. Parking location is currently at 319 E. 9th Street. 

Due to the limited number of parking spaces available at Center City, parking is valid only when conducting University business on the Center City property.  Faculty and staff may not park at Center City and walk to meetings at locations other than Center City, even if the meeting is related to University business.  There are no exceptions to this rule. Violators will receive a $150 ticket, issued by Preferred Parking.  

Faculty & Staff who have purchased a permit other than a full access pass, are not eligible to park at Center City and will need to pay to park in the surrounding area.  There are a few metered spaces on the street that are valid for up to two hours but there is pay to park options near by.

There are a very limited number of visitor passes at Center City that are managed by Center City Administration on a first-come, first-served basis.  These passes may be issued to faculty and staff, who have purchased a full access pass but forgot to request a decal from PaTS prior to their arrival at Center City.  This is a backup option only and faculty and staff should not rely on these spaces.  Once the daily limit is reached, faculty & staff will need to pay to park on their own if they arrive without the proper permit.  There are a few metered spaces on the street that are valid for up to two hours. The closest parking deck is two blocks away at 7th Street Station.  Rates vary by day.


Students registered for classes at Center City must have a campus parking permit and must be purchased through the PaTS Office.  There are several options for students, including a full access pass that allows students to park with some flexibility outside of their class days and times, as long as they are conducting class related business on the Center City property.  Permits other than full access permits, are only valid during specific class times and coordinate with student schedules, as listed in Banner.  

Visit the PaTS website for more information about passes available to students and for information related to when those passes are valid.