With the completion of the city’s Cumberland Avenue Corridor project, the next big improvement to the area comes with the opening of a new UT parking garage between Lake and Terrace Avenues.

Visitors to Cumberland Avenue will have an easier time finding parking starting in August.

Parking in the Terrace Avenue Garage will be free to the public on weeknights beginning at 5 p.m. and on weekends.

The 1,000-space garage is designated for commuter students, faculty, and staff. UT is able to offer public parking spots because the garage has been built to accommodate future growth in campus programs and enrollment.

“Cumberland Avenue is the most important entry point to UT, and we recognize the importance of this area for our city and our university,” said Chris Cimino, UT’s vice chancellor for finance and administration. “Providing this parking is one way we can continue to encourage the community and visitors to our city to come explore the area.”

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero thanked the university for its offer of free garage parking on nights and weekends.

“Cumberland Avenue is the gateway to UT’s campus, and it’s also an increasingly robust and diverse commercial corridor,” said Rogero. “Free and convenient parking will be vital in supporting the $190 million in private investments that have been made in the past few years along the new Cumberland Avenue.”

Public parking will not be available on football Saturdays and other special event dates. A parking attendant will be assigned to the garage on those days.


Katherine Saxon (865-974-8365, ksaxon@utk.edu)