December Road Closures, Traffic & Parking Advisory
On Wednesday, Dec. 11, 15th Avenue South between Wedgewood and Acklen Avenues will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. for storm line installation. The North Garage, Wedgewood and Acklen Avenues will remain open. Drivers should use 14th Avenue South or 12th Avenue South as the detour route, and residents on the affected block can access their properties from the alley that runs behind their homes and intersects Wedgewood and Acklen Avenues. After 3 p.m., this one-block section of 15th Avenue South will reopen to vehicles with controllers routing traffic around utility work.
Academic & Dining Services Complex
The former tennis courts on the west side of 15th Avenue South will be replaced with a four-story building sitting on top of a 1,020-space underground parking garage. This building will include a 1,200-square-foot cafeteria and 40,000 square feet of classrooms and faculty offices for current academic programs. Blasting for the underground parking garage took place from April to October 2013.
Residence Hall & Garage Addition
As part of a continuing effort to provide on-campus living experiences, a 418-bed residence hall with both suite-style and apartment-style rooms will sit on the east side of 15th Avenue South across from Kennedy Hall. The 141,000-square-foot, six-story building also will include 354 additional parking spaces in a garage adjacent to the Thrailkill Parking Garage. Construction began in March 2013.
Belmont hosted a meeting on March 4, 2013 with neighbors, Metro Council members and construction team members to discuss details of blasting and construction of the residence hall, Academic and Dining Services Complex with undergound parking and addition to an exisit parking garage. Click here to read the frequently asked questions handout distributed at the meeting.
Alumni HouseOne of the oldest structures on campus is being renovated to become home base for Belmont’s 26,000 alumni. Construction began in December 2012 to turn the former Plant Operations facility into Belmont’s Alumni House, which should open by December 2013. Read more.
Wedgewood Academic CenterMeetings to discuss the details of blasting and construction were held for University employees and neighbors on April 23 and 24, 2012, respectively.
Click here to read the frequently asked questions pages that were distributed at the meetings.
Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation from the meetings.
Click here to view the pre-blast survey radius.
Once construction is complete, roundabouts will be installed at the 15th/Acklen intersection and between the North Garage, Baskin Center garage and Wedgewood building garage to ease traffic flow.
As part of a continuing effort to address the demand for on-campus parking, the Wedgewood Academic Center will sit above a garage adding 430 parking spaces to campus. Blasting concluded Aug. 10, 2012.