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CFCC opens parking deck

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Finding parking just got easier for Cape Fear Community College students and weekend visitors to Downtown Wilmington. This morning CFCC cut the ribbon to officially open its parking deck at Nutt and Front Streets.

Students will pay between $10 and $20 per semester to park depending on their credit hours. The deck has five levels with nearly 400 spaces, including eight handicapped spaces. It also has an extra feature to help students and staff find parking.

"It feeds into our college's computer system, so that we know automatically if a student is a valid student," CFCC Parking Coordinator Lynn Sylvia said. "It will keep count of how many spaces that are available, so that way you don't have students or employees driving through for 30 minutes trying to find a space."

The deck is on a first-come, first-served basis for students and staff.

Starting in two weeks, the public can park for a dollar an hour after 5 p.m. on Fridays until 6 a.m. on Mondays.

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Oh good

I do hope that like other parking decks it's ill-lighted with that yellowish haze or mercury vapor so it's difficult to see with all the shadows.

I do hope that like other decks it has exits only at one end so you have to walk forever (or run if the thugs are there) all the way to one end to get out into the not so much safer streets of Wilmington.

It would be too easy to put in several exits.

I do hope that the stairwells have those huge heavy doors difficult to open when being confronted by minor thugs practicing their craft, oh and closed stairwells so no one can see you or hear you yelling for help.

Again, it would be too easy to design open stairwells for any cruising officer to see any troublemakers.

Oh, never mind, the picture shows that whoever designed it did so for people who live in the outlying areas AND STAY THERE!

It's obvious that the designers have never actually used a downtown parking deck in any city--Detroit, Rochester, Wilmington.

Stupid, stupid, stupid.