Merit School of Music, Joy Faith Knapp Music Center is located at 38 South Peoria St. in Chicago’s West Loop

Need Parking While Visiting Merit?

Merit’s parking lot is reserved for faculty and staff only with a valid permit.  Due to limited availability vehicles without a valid permit will be towed. There are two 30-minute visitor parking spots available to guests who check-in at the front desk.

Parking options for parents and students include metered street parking around Merit as well as nearby paid public parking lots.  See the list below or visit for a list of public parking lots.  Due to the limited parking in Merit’s lot parking will strictly be enforced and vehicles will be towed.

Special Note: Due to the sale of the Dunn Safety property and the adjacent parking lot beginning September 30, 2013 Merit will no longer have use of the extra parking spaces in that lot.  Since Merit does not control the use of this lot one should expect to have their vehicle towed if they park in this lot regardless of having a Merit permit or not.
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West Loop Public Parking: Lots/Garages

117 S. Peoria St.
737 W. Washington Blvd.
230 S. Green St.
1301 W. Madison St.
625 W. Adams St.
718 W. Monroe St.
730 W. Lake St.
762 W. Jackson Blvd.
850 W. Washington Blvd.
101 S. Halsted St.
623 W. Monroe St.
711 W. Fulton Market
686 W. Fulton St.
315 S. Jefferson St.
165 N. Clinton St.
607 W. Lake St. aka 180 N. Jefferson St.
550 W. Quincy St.
1100 W. Harrison St.
501 S. Morgan St