The design team continues to collaborate with students and community members to enhance designs throughout the neighborhood.
Be on the lookout for more information in an upcoming newsletter when the design process is finalized.
Work has began on the Zeta Tau Alpha and NPHC houses (House Site #1) with the demolition of Lambda Chi Alpha (most recently used by Delta Tau Delta) is underway. The alley between Kappa Alpha and House Site #1 will close due to a construction fence. As such, traffic in the alleyway between Kensington and Vanderbilt Place will be one-way coming in from Vanderbilt Place and exiting on to 25th Avenue.
To accommodate necessary storm sewer pipe replacement, parking and traffic will be altered along Kensington Ave. starting after Nov. 22. Work will be completed during the weekday. The street will be closed in 40 foot sections to cut two duct banks from 25th Avenue to the alley intersection between Pi Beta Phi and Phi Kappa Psi. The first part of the project will happen on the north side of the street and then the south side of the street. Parking spaces may be disrupted during this project, but this will be minimal. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times.
Mobility & Transportation
The university continues to develop a comprehensive mobility and transportation strategy that will improve accessibility on campus and provide additional transportation options. On Oct. 1, Erin Hafkenschiel was appointed executive director of mobility in the Division of Administration to lead and oversee FutureVU mobility and transportation efforts at Vanderbilt.
Save the Date
The Division of Administration will host a Mobility Expo in the afternoon on Nov. 6, highlighting FutureVU progress and next steps regarding the mobility and transportation strategy. Details of the event will be announced on myVU and the FutureVU website.
Bikes and Scooters on Campus
On Aug. 31, the university announced its dockless bike and scooter plan for the 2018-19 year. To date, Bird and Lime have partnered with the university to operate on campus. The university continues to engage with Metro Nashville and other dockless bike and scooter companies. Information regarding the companies that partner with the university, as well as etiquette and safety resources can be found here.
Safety: Shared parking areas for dockless bikes and scooters will be located throughout campus for riders to use. This ensure that pedestrian walkways remain clear and accessible. Riders should park bikes and scooters at designated parking locations only; however, bicyclists may also park bikes at university bike racks. Ramps, doorways, walkways and green spaces should remain clear at all times. For safety issues or concerns, please contact Vanderbilt University Public Safety. For non-emergencies, call 615-322-2745; for emergencies, call 911, or from off campus call 615-421-1911.
Parking Adjustments for 2018-19
- Parking Services will continue to make five floors of the 25th Avenue Garage available to F permit holders. A Vandy Vans stop was installed at this location and will continue to support increased student traffic in the area.
- Parking in the West End neighborhood area will be reduced further in October 2018 as construction continues. Sections of roads may be closed for periods of time as utility efforts continue that will impact parking availability.
- The alleys and parking lots behind all fraternity and sorority houses will be closed permanently at the end of the fall semester as the area transforms to become more pedestrian and bike friendly.
- Kensington Avenue will be closed to traffic and parking permanently on December 15 to finish the storm drain project and prepare for the beautification project that will begin spring semester.