An aerial view of the Holmes Drive Parking Deck at App State's Boone campus, which will open to parking permit holders on Aug. 16, 2024. An official ribbon-cutting for the new facility is scheduled for Aug. 22, 2024. This image was taken July 15, 2024. Click on the image for a full view. Photo by Wes Craig and Chase Reynolds

The Holmes Drive Parking Deck is one of several major construction projects underway at Appalachian State University to enhance the App State Experience.

The project supports App State’s strategic priorities, as well as the university’s goals and metrics associated with the University of North Carolina System’s strategic plan. It will benefit faculty, staff, students, alumni, campus visitors, athletics and the local community.

Holmes Drive Parking Deck topping out ceremony
Watch as App State and New Atlantic Contracting hold a topping out ceremony for the university’s Holmes Convocation Center Parking Deck, which is scheduled to open in summer 2024. The topping out tradition involves placing the final structural beam of a building’s frame to signify that the project has reached its highest point without loss of life or injury. This new deck will offer 600 parking stalls.

An aerial view of areas receiving millennial campus designation at Appalachian State University. Video by Marie Freeman