Construction of Compass, Garden Plazas Set; See Pedestrian Notes

| July 12, 2012
Webster University - Garden Plaza

An artist's rendering of the Garden Avenue Plaza, which will honor donors and join the walkways between the East Academic Building and Community Music School

The prep work and construction of two attractive new features on Webster’s home campus is about to begin.

Pedestrians are advised to pay attention to temporary fencing and barriers as they navigate the two sites near the East Academic Building and the Priest Center and Pearson House, but the result will be the completion of two beautiful new plazas scheduled to open in October.

Mobilization — installation of barriers and fencing to isolate the construction area — will begin Friday, July 13. Construction on both plazas will be concurrent, scheduled to complete in October. See the descriptions and instructions for both below.

Garden Avenue Plaza

Donor plaza

Community members got a sneak peek at the Garden Avenue Plaza renderings during the EAB grand opening.

The Garden Avenue Plaza will be located between the Community Music School (CMS) and East Academic Buildings (EAB) and includes paving with a map of the world and the Gateway Arch. It will also honor donors to the University. Construction should be completed by the end of October.

Chain link fencing and possibly orange snow fencing will be installed around the construction limits and will prevent direct access along the east-west oriented sidewalk due north of the Loretto-Hilton Center, CMS and EAB.

Thus, when pedestrians walk east from the Loretto Hilton, they must cut through the lobby of the CMS building in order to access the EAB’s west entry and the exterior stairs and ramp that lead to Garden Avenue.

When exiting the EAB’s north quad entry vestibule, pedestrians will not be able to traverse west along the east-west oriented sidewalk that is parallel with the EAB’s west wing.

Compass Plaza

Webster University

The Compass Plaza will reconfigure pedestian connections between the Priest Center, Pearson House and EAB.

The Compass Plaza will be located between the Priest and Pearson Houses, with completion expected as early as Oct. 12.

Chain link fencing and possibly orange snow fencing will be installed around the construction limits between the Priest and Pearson Houses. The vehicular drive that provides access to the parking lot due north of the EAB will not be blocked (only temporarily during scheduled material deliveries); however, the existing turnaround drive will be blocked.

Pedestrians will have to walk along Big Bend and up the vehicular drive or pedestrian sidewalk to traverse from the Priest House to the Pearson House or vice versa.

A construction job site trailer will be located on the lawn due north of the Priest and Pearson Houses within the fenced-in construction limits.

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  1. Justin Tetley says:

    Awesome, myself and my staff are excited for these two new plazas! I am looking forward to enjoying these beautiful works of art while connecting and sharing with others in the Webster family.

  2. Jennifer Gammage says:

    I love this!!!

    But I guess there’s no way to include Indonesia and Hawaii etc. on the left side? Drat.