Design Concept for Lancaster Avenue.

From Parking Space to Living Space

Project Overview

Villanova University is moving forward with plans to enhance its campus along Route 30/Lancaster Avenue and turn the main parking lots into an attractive living and learning environment that will feature Collegiate Gothic style residential housing, University-operated student-centric retail, a Performing Arts Center, a parking garage and a pedestrian bridge. For the retail space, the plans call for a Villanova apparel shop, convenience store and a Bistro. The Performing Arts Center would feature academic and performance space to support the University's theatre, studio arts and music activities programs.

The four year project will:

  • Address growing desire among undergraduate students for additional opportunities to live on campus
  • Position Villanova University more competitively among its peer institutions and increase student and parent satisfaction
  • Significantly reduce student and vehicle presence in residential neighborhoods
  • Decrease traffic to and from campus and improve traffic flow along Lancaster Avenue
  • Feature innovative measures to significantly improve the way stormwater is managed on and around the project site
  • Greatly improve the attractiveness of the visual landscape on Lancaster Avenue


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Current Project Information

The Neighbors Meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2017 has been canceled. 

Follow this link to view a December 2016 webinar that provides a project overview and update.

Visit the Project Details page for the latest renderings and project information, and the  Information & Updates page for updates on construction activity .



Villanova Initiatives

Strategic Plan

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Economic & Community Impact Report

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Campus Master Plan

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Transformation of Campus Landscape

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