Visitor Parking During Construction

| November 5, 2008

Visitor parking is not being affected during this stage of the construction of the James E. Hoff, S.J. Academic Quad.

Visitors to campus should obtain a visitors parking permit from the attendant at the entryway to University Drive just off Dana or from Campus Police. Campus Police are located in front of the Cintas Center on Cleaney Avenue. The attendant and/or Campus Police can direct visitors to available parking.

Parking is available in front of the Admission Building on Dana Avenue for Admission guests.

Construction of the Quad will also not affect parking for basketball games this season. However, the Dana connector, the short street that runs from Dana north to Herald next to where the Cincinnati Bell building used to stand, will be closed to both vehicle (except for construction vehicles) and pedestrian traffic. That means people who park on the south side of Dana for Cintas events will have to walk down Ledgewood to get to Cintas.

Xavier is in the process of opening up more parking in the recently acquired Norwood Plaza on Montgomery Road. The old Kroger store in the back of the plaza will be removed. Abatement work is already underway in anticipation of the demolition. The area will be paved. The entire plaza will provide more than 1100 parking spaces.

Xavier is also working to construction a pedestrian walkway from the Norwood Plaza to the Cintas parking lot. The walkway would be located on the west side of the Norwood Plaza lot and cross over now abandoned railroad tracks. Xavier plans to use dirt excavated from the area slated for the new Williams College of Business to build the walkway.

Xavier crews are working to have the Norwood Plaza lot and the pedestrian walkway completed in time for the first men’s basketball game on Friday, November 14.

When the Learning Commons and the Williams College of Business (WCB) are complete in 2010, Xavier will gain 220 new parking spaces. Most of these will be located near the WCB.

Thank you for your cooperation as Xavier’s begins this new and exciting chapter of the school’s history.