By Robert Haugh
Valley Fair, the successful shopping center shared by Santa Clara and San Jose, will start to charge for parking on February 8.
The first two hours are free. But after that, shoppers, restaurant patrons, and moviegoers will have to pay.
Here are the new parking charges:
- 0-2 hours FREE;
- 2-3 hours $1;
- 3-4 hours $2;
- 4-5 hours $3;
- 5-6 hours $4;
- 6-7 hours $5;
- 7-8 hours $6;
- 8-9 hours $7;
- 9-10 hours $8;
- 10-11 hours $9;
- 12+ hours a maximum daily rate of $10.
ICON Theatre movie watchers will get validations for four hours of free parking. After that, the first $1-per-hour charge kicks in.
In a press release, Westfield Valley Fair Sr. General Manager Sue Newsom said that there are “substantial number of vehicles left on site each day by individuals heading off to work elsewhere in the Silicon Valley community or embarking upon travel plans at the nearby San Jose International Airport.”
But employees will have to pay, too. It’ll be $40 a month, or $3 a day, for designated employee parking spots in the subterranean Stevens Creek garage or at any of the mall’s rooftop levels.
The employer or the individual employees may purchase the parking passes.
Valet Park is also an option at the mall’s South Valet Station on Stevens Creek Boulevard and its North Valet Station on Forest Avenue.
Valley Fair also has a designated drop-off and pick-up station for Uber and Lyft vehicles.