Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, October 31, 2008

Old Kroger at Norwood Plaza being razed for parking

We want to thank Xavier’s Public Affairs Office for sending us this Norwood Plaza update to share with our readers. Over a year ago, Public Affairs agreed to send us all of their press releases, but they also send us news items from time to time that are specifically for our blog and the Norwood community. Thank you, Deb and Laurel, for another “scoop":

The construction on Xavier’s James E. Hoff, S.J. Academic Quad is focusing this week on the removal of tons and tons of earth. The excavation is taking place on the future site of the new Williams College of Business. The dirt, about 20,000 cubic yards of material, will be re-used at two locations.

The earth will be used to help with the restoration of Owl’s Nest Park in O’Byronville. It will also be used to create a walkway connecting a parking lot in the back of Norwood Plaza to the Cintas parking lot. The walkway would be located on the west side of the Norwood Plaza lot and cross over now abandoned railroad tracks.

Xavier is in the process of opening up more parking in the recently-acquired Norwood Plaza on Montgomery Road. The old Kroger store in the back of the plaza will be removed. The area will be paved. The entire plaza will provide more than 1100 parking spaces. Xavier crews are working to have the Norwood Plaza lot and the pedestrian walkway completed in time for the first men’s basketball game on Friday, November 14.