Buildings: Parking Garage from the 2007 Master Plan

The Master Plan for Drexel University from 2012 to the Sesquicentennial in 2041, Drexel@150, will focus on existing buildings to further four goals: optimize the use of real estate resources, create a unique identity for the campus, connect Drexel to the communities around the campus, and achieve these goals sustainably. 

The 2007 Master Plan featured eleven specific projects, of which one was titled “Parking Garage,” intended to accommodate 400 cars, and planned to be built in the parking lot west of the Hess Building along Lancaster Avenue:

The Parking Garage is Location Number 4 in the Image
The garage is no longer necessary because the purchase of 3501 Market and 3401 Filbert Streets brought an additional 300 surface parking spaces to the campus inventory.  The garage concept had the additional disadvantage of claiming valuable frontage along Lancaster Avenue whose highest and best use is for mixed-use retail and residential housing along this very important seam between campus and community.

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