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


Merit’s Joy Faith Knapp Music Center parking lot is for permit parking only!

Please note due to construction just East of Merit street parking is prohibited along the East side of Peoria Street and the North side of Monroe Street.

The 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 map and list below 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 at the owner’s expense.

West Loop Public Parking Lots:

1. 98 S. Jefferson St.

2. 1301 W. Madison St.

3. 718 W. Monroe St.

4. 730 W. Lake St.

5. 762 W. Jackson Blvd.

6. 850 W. Washington Blvd.

7. 101 S. Halsted St.

8. 623 W. Monroe St.

9. 711 W. Fulton Market

10. 686 W. Fulton St.

11. 165 N. Clinton St.

12. 180 N. Jefferson St.

13. 1100 W. Harrison St.

14. 501 S. Morgan St.

15. 331 N. Green St.

16. 568 W. VanBuren St.