City offers alternative to ease Northgate parking woes


By Eric Chapman, Northgate District Supervisor

For many visitors to the popular Northgate district, finding a place to park can be a frustrating ordeal. The surface parking lot is frequently full, and the metered parking spaces on nearby streets are limited.

The solution is the city-owned parking garage at 309 College Main Avenue. It offers 719 affordable spaces in a clean, convenient, and safe environment.

The customer-friendly facility is close to the A&M campus and has no time limits. Park as long as you need. Since the parking spaces are covered, you don’t have to worry about weather conditions damaging your vehicle, either.

Hourly Rates:

Day (3 a.m.-8 p.m.):                $1
Night (8 p.m.-3 a.m.):             $2
Sundays (6 a.m.-2 p.m.):         Free

>> Special event rates may vary


Contract Rates:


Day (6 a.m.-9 p.m.):                 $50
Night (8 p.m.-5 a.m.):              $50
24 Hours (7 days a week):        $75


Day (6 a.m.-9 p.m.):                 $185
Night (8 p.m.-5 a.m.):              $185
24 Hours (7 days a week):        $300


Day (6 a.m.-9 p.m.):                 $370
Night (8 p.m.-5 a.m.):              $370
24 Hours (7 days per week):     $600


For more information or to purchase a contract, visit or call 979.764.3778.

Let us help you ease your parking worries!


About the Blogger

Northgate District Supervisor Eric Chapman has been with the city since 2009. He worked for Tarrant County from 2005-08 and was a federal correctional officer in Ontario from 1997-2005. A native of Canada, Eric earned a degree in law and security administration in 1996 from Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario.

2 thoughts on “City offers alternative to ease Northgate parking woes

  1. Is the city considering running any sort of non-car transportation option to Northgate? It seems that it would be a good idea for the city to cut down on impaired driving. The presence of Ofo bikes is surely helping, as they provide a flexible alternative for people to avoid drinking and driving. But it would also be a good idea for the city to run buses along Texas Ave or College Ave to Northgate (and it would probably cost less per person than the parking garage does, even after charging a dollar or two).

    1. Reply from Eric Chapman:

      Thanks for the thoughtful comment. The city does not offer non-car transportation options to Northgate or operate a public transportation system such as Texas A&M’s. However, rideshare options including Uber, Lyft, CARPOOL, and taxis are available. The city has implemented a passenger pick-up zone in the surface lot at 310 Church Ave. for these ride-booking services to use from 9 p.m.-3 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. A public transportation system called Brazos Transit also is available in our area. For more information, go to

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