1/7/2010: I’m not sure of the accuracy of these numbers, comments welcome:
The construction of the Jaqua center took away about 150 parking spots, and shifted about 150 more from general use to athletes only. These will eventually need to be replaced with a parking garage. Current construction costs for garages are about $25,000 per slot. State rules require that parking be fully funded by fees. This means that UO students and faculty will pay about $7.5 million in present value, plus maintenance, as a consequence of the construction of this building – in the form of higher parking fees.
Update: A helpful email pointed me to these numbers which suggest that the annualized cost will be $2000 for each new parking slot or $600,000 per year. The athletic department thanks you for your contribution.