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Commuter Parking Deck Expansion
Commuter Parking DeckBuilding A Third Tier
The Third Street Commuter Parking Deck will be closed for up to six months starting Aug. 4 to add a third tier to the existing structure.
The $4.5 million project, which will provide an additional 180 parking spaces, is being funded entirely by grants through Metra. Construction is anticipated to be completed in the winter with additional restoration work being finished next spring.

The expansion project was approved by Metra, the Regional Transit Authority, Illinois Department of Transportation and the Geneva City Council.
The deck is being expanded in order to accommodate parking that will be lost as part of Union Pacific's future plans to add a third rail line, which will remove some existing surface parking spaces.

The parking deck will be closed to vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists during construction. The contractor also will be closing the Second Street entrance drive to the structure, removing some on-street parking spots.

Signage has been posted at the Metra Station and throughout the area notifying commuters of the construction. The City also has distributed flyers to commuters and business owners about the project.

Once completed, the expanded deck will provide parking for about 540 vehicles. Metra will reimburse the City the entire $4.5 million cost for the parking deck project.

Where To Park
The City has reached an agreement with Pace Bus to provide free temporary commuter parking with shuttle service at the following locations:
  • First Baptist Church East Campus, 2300 South St.
  • Baseball field parking lot east of the Public Works Department, 1800 South St. (view map)

The shuttles will operate during the rush hours (see schedule) to and from Geneva's Metra Station. 
Daily fee parking will be available in the overflow lot off of Route 31. Normal fees apply for this lot.

Commuters may consider utilizing the Metra Stations in Elburn, West Chicago or LaFox.

January Construction Update
The City expects the parking deck project to be substantially completed soon and anticipates reopening the first two levels of the structure to commuters sometime in February. Further restoration work will take place in the spring before the new third level is available for parking.

Important construction updates will be posted on this page, as well as Facebook, Twitter and our weekly GenevaMail eblast. You can also check out our online photo gallery for construction photos.

Call the City Administrator's Office at 630-262-8495.