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Located just across the street from Texas A&M University, Northgate is College Station's premier entertainment district. Northgate is a mixed-use district that features a combination of businesses, residences, churches, and entertainment venues. In total, the district spans approximately 150 acres. At the heart of the College Station entertainment scene, the Northgate core is a vibrant part of the City known primarily for its eclectic mix of restaurants, shops, and bars.

Parking is readily available throughout the Northgate district with a 719-space parking garage located on College Main, a 98-space surface lot located on Church Avenue, and 97 metered spaces along several streets. Check out our parking options below - it's all the information you need to make parking easy!


GARAGE PARKING (309 College Main Avenue)

The parking garage is your best bet for affordable, long-term parking and a great way to park once and walk to multiple destinations. Unlike the on-street, single-space meters which have time limits, you can park in the garage as long as you need. The City also offers monthly, six-month, and annual parking contracts. Long-term parking contracts provide the absolute best value and can be purchased online. The parking garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The City's College Main Parking garage accepts credit/debit cards only (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. We do not accept American Express) and does not any form of cash/coin.  


Hourly Rates: 

3 a.m. until 8 p.m. – $1/hour
8 p.m. until 3 a.m. – $2/hour
Home Football Game Rate - $25
Garage parking is free from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sundays


Located adjacent to the Northgate Patrica Street promenade (310 Church Avenue), the City's surface lot provides convenient access to a variety of entertainment, shopping, and dining options in Northgate. Surface parking is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information on the operation of the pay-by-space meters, please click here.

Hourly Rates:
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (8 p.m. until 3 a.m.) – $2.50/hour
Home Football Game Rate – $3.50/hour (3 a.m. on game day until 3 a.m. next day)
Free Parking from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday (except for TAMU home football game days)
Free Parking from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sundays
All Other Times – $0.75/hour

Note: Parking spaces 108 through 132 serve as a loading zone from 7:00 am until 11:00 am Monday through Friday and then transitions into a passenger pick-up zone from 9:00 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights thru until 3:00 am the following morning.


The city has approximately 97 single-space parking meters in Northgate. In addition to accepting coin payments, the meters provide patrons with the ability to pay with a credit or debit card. For more information on the operation of the single-space meters, please click here. Metered parking is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hourly Rates:
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (8 p.m. until 3 a.m.) - $2.50/hour
Home Football Game Rate - $3.50/hour (6 a.m. on game day until 3 a.m. next day)
Street Meters are free from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. every day (except for TAMU Home Football Game Days) and from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sundays.
All Other Times - $0.75/hour

Note: Parking is not allowed on Lodge Street between the hours of 10 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights until 4 a.m the following morning.


Northgate represents a unique mix of retail establishments, bars, restaurants, residential, and places of worship located close together, creating nearly around-the-clock activity. Given this unique mix of uses and the urban nature of Northgate, deliveries can pose a real challenge. Whether you work for a delivery company, a distributor, or a Northgate merchant, here are some tips for making your job a little easier:

  • There are several designated loading zones in Northgate (see link for map above). Please pay close attention to the signage associated with the loading zones on Patricia, First, and Boyett Street as well as the loading zone on University Drive.  There is also a loading zone in the surface parking lot.  Note that some of these areas also serve as public parking spaces for part of the day.  Again, please pay close attention to the signage!
  • The city also allows the fire lane located south of the surface lot to be used as loading zones as long as the vehicle is occupied at all times. Unattended vehicles in the fire lane will receive a citation.
  • When utilizing the fire lanes as a loading zone, delivery vehicles should avoid blocking other vehicles.
  • Vehicles operated by sales personnel are not allowed in loading zones. There are numerous free two-hour parking spaces in Northgate. (see map for location) Please utilize these spaces or park in a metered space when making sales calls.
  • Loading and unloading should be done as quickly as possible. 
  • If possible, try to avoid large deliveries during peak times - deliveries made during the evening rush hours and during lunch time will tie up customer traffic unnecessarily.
  • Parking, loading, or unloading in a designated bike lane is not permitted. Bike lanes must remain clear of vehicles at all times.
  • Even if you are loading and unloading, if you park in a metered space, you must pay the meter.

For more information on parking rates and agreements, please contact:

City of College Station
Community Services Department
511 University Dr. East
College Station, TX 77840

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