Demolition work will begin soon on Ledgewood Avenue to make way for the construction of the Hoff Academic Quad.
Associate Vice President for Facilities Management Bob Sheeran says about 60,000 yards of earth will be moved during the project.
"We're going to be partnering with the (Cincinnati) Park Board and take some of the dirt to O'Byronville for Owls Nest Park," says Sheeran. "They will use about half the dirt."
Additionally, about 75% of the material from the demolition of the houses and the Cincinnati Bell building on Dana will also be recycled. The material will include concrete, bricks and materials from retaining walls, parking lots and driveways.
About 90% of the material from the demolition of buildings on the Xavier Square project site was also recycled. The concrete and brick was sent to a local recycler.
"All the steel was sent to AK Steel in Middletown," says Sheeran. " A lot of the electrical equipment was salvaged by another company from Lexington."
The new Williams College of Business and Learning Commons on the Hoff Academic Quad are scheduled to be completed in time for classes in the fall of 2010. A groundbreaking for the Quad will be held on Friday, September 26, at noon. The Xavier community is invited to attend.
Work is expected to begin on Xavier Square later this fall.