Need to move your car to higher ground? Here’s where you can in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach parking garages will be open to the public for free parking due to Hurricane Dorian. (Southside Daily/courtesy of the city of Virginia Beach)
Virginia Beach parking garages will be open to the public for free parking due to Hurricane Dorian. (Southside Daily/courtesy of the city of Virginia Beach)

VIRGINIA BEACH — Residents will have the option to move their vehicles to higher ground via the city’s parking garages for free.

Emergency off-street parking will be available in Oceanfront and Town Center garages from 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5 through noon on Saturday, Sept. 7, depending upon weather conditions, officials said in a news release.

Virginia Beach residents with proof of residence may park their vehicles for free at the municipal garages at 9th and 31st streets in the Resort Area.

Exit time will be Saturday at noon or charges will begin.

Based on weather conditions, the city may extend the exit date and times.

Oceanfront parking is limited to 9th and 31st street parking garages only. 

Residents will be required to show a driver’s license or a recent utility bill with their name and a Virginia Beach address as proof of residency for the free emergency parking. 

Residents may also park their vehicles at three Town Center garages:

  • Maroon Garage (Dick’s Sporting Goods) – 4621 Columbus St.
  • Red Garage (Westin Hotel) – 4535 Commerce St.
  • Green Garage (Armada-Hoffler Tower) – 222 Central Park Ave.

No parking is available in the 24-hour reserved spaces, which are leased by residents.

Towing will be enforced, officials said.

Be advised that if the garages lose power, the lighting and elevators will be inoperable.

All surface parking lots at the Oceanfront owned by the city will be closed Thursday night and reopen on Saturday or after the storm passes whichever is later.

  • 19th (North) – 300 19th St.
  • 19th (South) – 301 19th St.
  • 4th – 306 4th St.
  • Rudee Loop – 104 Atlantic Ave.
  • 2nd – 145 Atlantic Ave.
  • Croatan – 920 Vanderbilt Ave.

 General parking rules

  • Priority given to residents under mandatory evacuation, otherwise first come, first served.
  • No oversized vehicles or RVs.
  • No trailers or attachments.
  • Vehicles parking in reserved spaces are subject to towing.
  • No parking in the drive aisles or hashed out spaces.
  • No blocking other vehicles.
  • Vehicles parked beyond the emergency time are subject to towing.
  • No overnight camping or sleeping in vehicles.
  • Pets must not be left inside vehicles.
  • Park in one space only.
  • If power is out, the elevators and lights will not be operable

Keep up with more Hurricane Dorian coverage on southsidedaily.com

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