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Our brand-new Terminal 2 Parking Plaza is officially open! This cutting-edge, three-story parking facility offers 2,900 parking stalls just steps from Terminal 2 -- a net increase of nearly 1,700 spaces of close-in parking. The Parking Plaza is the result of a careful and thorough planning process that included input from the community and airport stakeholders, and which culminated in unanimous California Coastal Commission approval in the summer of 2015. Construction was completed in just 20 months.

The Parking Plaza raises the bar on customer service by integrating state-of-the-art parking technology that allows motorists to find available parking spaces, reserve spaces in advance, and streamline payment. It also features environmental benefits, such as a below-ground, 100,000-gallon stormwater capture and reuse system, which stores all the rain that falls on the 7.6-acre structure, preventing the runoff from entering San Diego Bay. The rainwater is used to help manage the air temperature in the terminals. The facility’s advanced parking guidance technology also helps reduce air emissions caused by vehicles circulating and idling while searching for an available parking space. The Parking Plaza also features an aesthetically pleasing design with open light wells, glass-front elevators and public art.



You can find airport parking at:

Terminal 1 and 2 Valet with Curbside Drop-off for $40/day
Save $5 per day by reserving online at UpgradeYourParking.com

Terminal 1 Lot for $32/day

Terminal 2 (off McCain Road) for $32/day
2395 McCain Road, San Diego, CA 92101

Terminal 2 Parking Plaza for $32/day
3707 N. Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101

Long Term Lot Harbor Drive for $20/day
3015 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Click here for airport parking lot reservations. 

To learn more about the parking plaza, view the SAN Parking Plaza Fact Sheet.

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WHAT ARE THE FEATURES OF THE NEW PARKING PLAZA?
The Parking Plaza is three stories and includes 2,900 parking stalls, a net increase of nearly1,700 parking stalls from the surface parking lot it replaced. The Parking Plaza enhances customer service by integrating state-of-the-art parking technology that allows motorists to reserve spaces in advance, find available parking spaces more easily, and streamline payment. The new technology is also expected to have environmental benefits by reducing air emissions caused by vehicles that are circulating and idling while searching for an available parking space. The Parking Plaza has an aesthetically pleasing design with open light wells, glass-front elevators and public art. 
WHERE IS THE PARKING PLAZA LOCATED?
The Parking Plaza is next to Terminal 2, accessible from the existing roadways as vehicles approach the terminal.
WHAT ARE THE DAILY PARKING RATES?
The standard daily parking rate is $32. Hourly parking rates are also available.
WHY IS THE PARKING PLAZA NEEDED?
  1. The Parking Plaza improves customer service by providing more close-in parking.
  2. The current demand for close-in, convenient parking is not being met, and that demand will grow. With the small airport footprint of 661 acres, that means that the airport needs to build vertically to meet additional parking needs.
  3. The Parking Plaza will help offset multi-year loss of parking during the future replacement of Terminal 1, since existing parking in front of Terminal 1 will likely be used for construction laydown and staging.
  4. United Airlines, the third-largest carrier at the airport, moved from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 in 2013, which significantly increased Terminal 2 parking demand without adding capacity.
WHAT ARE THE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF THE PARKING PLAZA?
The Parking Plaza is expected to reduce the total number of vehicle trips for passengers who park at the airport (one trip) versus being dropped off and picked up (two trips). Also, smart parking technology will allow parkers to reserve spaces and streamline payment, reducing air emissions caused by vehicles that are circulating and idling while searching for an available parking space. It also features a below-ground, 100,000-gallon stormwater capture and reuse system, which stores all the rain that falls on the 7.6-acre structure, preventing the runoff from entering San Diego Bay. The rainwater is used to help manage the air temperature in the terminals.
HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PARKING PLAZA?
Visit www.san.org for more information. You can also become a fan of SAN on Facebook and stay connected via Twitter, Flickr, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram.
HOW MUCH DID THE PROJECT COST?
The total cost of the project is $127,800,000. 
OW MUCH OF A ROLE DID LOCAL AND SMALL BUSINESS PLAY IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PARKING PLAZA?
The Airport Authority committed $30 million in contracts with small businesses to work on the Parking Plaza. For more information about the Airport Authority’s commitment to work with small and local businesses, visit san.org/smallbusiness. 
HOW WAS THE PUBLIC ART IN THE PARKING PLAZA SELECTED?
The Airport Authority released an international request for qualifications soliciting artists working in all media to be considered to develop site-specific, integrated public art for the facility. Two artist selection panels of art and design professionals reviewed nearly 90 submissions in order to identify the most qualified artist or artists team for the opportunity. 
WHAT FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS ARE PLANNED AT THE AIRPORT?
The Airport Development Plan (ADP) is the next master-planning phase for the airport. The ADP identifies improvements that will enable the airport to meet demand through 2035. The Airport Authority is currently considering the replacement of Terminal 1, a new airport entry road, ground transit improvements and airfield improvements
as part of the ADP. The ADP Draft Environmental Impact Report is expected to be released in early summer 2018. For more information, visit san.org.

Parking Plaza Fact Sheet

 

San Diego International Airport is building a brand new cutting-edge Parking Plaza in front of Terminal 2. The Parking Plaza will replace the existing surface parking lot for Terminal 2. It will have three floors and include approximately 3,000 parking stalls, a net increase of nearly 1,700 parking stalls.

Click the above image or here to see the official fact sheet for the Terminal 2 Parking Plaza. The fact sheet is your go-to document for getting up to speed on this important project.