North Campus Revitalization Project

Illustration of Finished Project

The North Campus Revitalization Project will create new, accessible ways of getting around campus, make needed improvements to infrastructure such as pipes and conduits, and add green space that will beautify the University.

This work is similar to the work completed three years ago and includes replacing our aged water, sewer, and storm drainage systems. This phase of work will focus on the areas of the “spine” between the Albert Brown Building and Harrison Hall, but also includes the realignment of Residence Drive through lot A.

Campus Map with Alternate Routes

Phase I: “The Spine” - Albert W. Brown Building to Harrison Hall - Complete


  • Create new pedestrian access through the core of campus from the high rises to Hartwell.
  • Create new social gathering spaces around campus.
  • Create new accessible entrances to all buildings on campus.
  • Add new green-space, plantings, and a net 200 new trees to campus.
  • Replace thousands of feet of old pipes, conduits and wiring on campus.
  • Improve storm water management on campus by introducing bio-retention areas and porous pavement that controls run off.
  • Introduce improved signage around campus.
  • Offer improved LED dark-sky compliant lighting.

Phase II: Realignment of Residence Drive - In Progress

In order to increase pedestrian safety and accessibility, Residence Drive through Parking Lot A (behind the high rise residence halls) will undergo realignment. The parking lots along the railroad tracks and the road will be flip-flopped. When complete, the new Residence Drive road will run along the railroad tracks, with the parking lots positioned closer to the residence halls & buildings. Favorable weather conditions continue to extended the construction season for our outdoor projects.

Status as of January 2023

The western half of Residence Drive was completed in Fall 2022, including a new pedestrian railroad crossing across from Briggs Hall, as well as Parking Lot Q. The newly-completed areas boast improved utilities, universal accessibility of building entrances, and safer access between parking lots and walkways.

Efforts have been shifted to the eastern-most half. The area between Thompson Hall and the Seymour Union is now closed to vehicular traffic, with temporary pedestrian walkways in place. This portion of Residence Drive will remain closed throughout the Spring 2023 semester. Residence Drive is projected to reopen through Kenyon Street in the Fall 2023 semester.


As of January 2023,  Parking  Lot Q is now fully reopen for employee and commuter parking. Because of this,  campus will no longer be offering the Express Lot Permit and Shuttle. Employees and commuters who previously purchased the Express Permit may now park in any lot on campus, with the exception of our Residential Lots (Lots A, C, L and Y), and do not have to exchange or repurchase permits. 



For questions about Parking & Transportation:
Call (585) 395-PARK (7275)

For questions about the construction:
Email Facilities & Planning -

Illustration of Finished Project