Villanova University Development

An Update on the Design Concept for Lancaster Avenue – Phase II Construction Information

Dear Neighbors and Friends:

Villanova University continues to make progress on the Design Concept for Lancaster Avenue which, when complete, will transform the main parking lots along Lancaster Avenue into a stunning new campus that features residence halls, retail, new parking, a pedestrian bridge and a performing arts center.

Early February saw the completion of the first component of the project with the re-opening of the St. Augustine Center (SAC) Parking Garage on main campus. Work continues on the new surface parking lot being created around Moriarty, Griffin and Geraghty Halls along Lancaster Avenue that is scheduled to be completed in May. Together, the expansion of the SAC garage and the creation of the new surface lot represent Phase I of the Design Concept for Lancaster Avenue.

Phase II of the project is scheduled to begin on Monday, February 22.

  • This phase is focused on constructing an approximately 1,300 car parking garage on East Main (Pike) Lot.
  • East Main Lot is closed and will remain closed into early 2017 when the new garage is scheduled to be completed. The sidewalk on Ithan Avenue along East Main Lot also will be closed during this period.
  • A crosswalk and temporary sidewalk on the west side of Ithan Avenue will be created for use by pedestrians to safely navigate this area.

Phase II also will include widening portions of both Lancaster and Ithan Avenues where these roads intersect, as well as the construction of a pedestrian bridge at Church Walk. The work to widen the roads is anticipated to begin in late May while the bridge construction will begin as early as this summer.

On February 10, the University hosted a meeting for neighbors and local residents to review this information and answer questions. A copy of the presentation from that meeting as well as maps that outline Phase II construction activity can be found on the “Information and Updates” section of the project website.

The next neighbors meeting is targeted to take place in May. It will review progress to-date and provide additional information on the road widening and bridge construction planned as part of Phase II. Specific day, time and location for the meeting will be communicated in advance by email.

The University is working closely with its contractors and Radnor Township to monitor the construction activity and minimize the disruptions associated with it. Our goal is to work quickly—but safely—so that this transformation will be completed as soon as possible. Additional updates and progress will be shared as the project continues to take shape.

If you have any questions, concerns or thoughts on the Villanova University Development, you may submit a form by clicking here or call the Township and leave a voicemail at: (610) 688-5600 ext. 194

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