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Neighborhood Updates



Howard-Tilton Memorial Library Expansion Project Begins 9/23/2013


Starting September 23, 2013 Brice Building Company, LLC will begin the storm mitigation project and expansion of the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. This project consists of adding two (2) floors to the top of the library along with life safety improvements to the original four (4) floors of the building. The front of the library (Newcomb Place) will be fenced off for the safety of students, staff, and faculty. The contractor will also be using the area for storage. Project completion is scheduled for 2015.

Work Hours:

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (with advance notice)
Sunday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. (with advance notice)


Contractor Access to Campus & Off Campus Buildings:

Contractors are required by their contract with the university to observe all city ordinances with respect to site access.

 


Yulman Stadium Construction Hours

Woodward Design Build is currently working six 10-hour days per week on the Yulman Stadium site.  Work Monday through Friday begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. In consideration of concerns expressed by neighbors, Saturday work starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m.

This work schedule covers the period of foundation/steel installation, which is expected to continue into early December.

 


Yulman Stadium Construction Update 1/27/2013


Dear Tulane Neighbors,
 
As many of you know, the City and Tulane University committed to executing a Tulane Stadium Agreement before any permits would be utilized for the construction of Yulman Stadium.  On Friday, January 25 after eight months of work and four community meetings attended by more than 500 neighbors, that agreement was executed.  Shortly thereafter, the university was awarded a demolition permit to prepare the Yulman Stadium site for construction.  
 
On Monday, January 28, Woodward Design Build will begin demolition work.  This will include:
 

  • Demolition of the practice field bleachers
  • Demolition of the score board
  • Demolition of the tennis court stands, including bathrooms
  • Removal of the turf and track around the existing practice field

   
 
Woodward may also begin the removal and relocation of underground utilities  and sidewalks in the stadium footprint this week.
 
All work will take place between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  If work on the stadium requires after hours or weekend work at any point, we will provide advance notice.
 
Later this week, we will announce a date for a community meeting to discuss construction of the stadium.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Paul Harang at pharang@tulane.edu or by calling (504) 988-3394.

 

 

 

Zimple House Construction Begins 1/24/2013

The Lemoine Company will mobilize on Thursday, January 24 to begin site work at the Zimple Quad in preparation for pile-driving for the new Zimple House dormitory.  Traffic congestion at Broadway and Zimple will occur periodically as workers move on and off site with materials, equipment, etc.

Construction is expected through July 2014.

Hours of Test Pile Operations:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

If work is required on Saturday or Sunday, 48 hour notice will be given.


Contractor Access to Campus & Off Campus Buildings:
Contractors are required by their contract with the university, to observe all city ordinances with respect to site access.

Neighborhood Communications:
Neighborhood Relations website (http://tulane.edu/neighbors/). There is a link from the Neighborhood Relations web page to the Capital Projects & Real Estate Group website. The Capital Projects & Real Estate Group website has an icon to register for the construction-listserv. Emails are sent out by way of this listserv when there are activities that impact students, staff, faculty and neighbors. If you would like to keep abreast of the construction projects on campus, please visit our website and sign up for the listserv.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Paul Harang at pharang@tulane.edu or by calling (504) 988-3394.

 

 

Tulane Stadium Site Update 1/6/2013

Dear Tulane Neighbors,

Starting on Tuesday, January 8, Woodward Design Build will begin testing the piles that were driven on the stadium site over the past few weeks.  There will be no pile driving during this phase.  The site will be active from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  We expect this work to be completed by the end of the week.
 
Woodward will also begin putting up a temporary fence around the construction site.  This fence is being erected to secure the site for safety reasons.  It will be an eight foot “hurricane type” chain-link fence that will surround the entire site.
 
We will also conduct a utility survey over the next two weeks.  This week’s survey work will consist largely of preliminary research, with minor excavations taking place next week.
 
Lastly, we will conduct cone penetrometer testing (CPT) on the tennis court.  The slab has already been cut, and the CPT rig, fully extended, is twelve feet.  This week's work will be quieter than the test pile driving.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Paul Harang at pharang@tulane.edu or by calling (504) 988-3394.


 



Zimple House Construction (updated 11/7/12)

The Lemoine Company will be mobilizing their pile driver to perform pile testing on Monday, November 12 on the corner of Zimple and Broadway.  The pile test will consist of 7 probe piles.  This should take approximately two weeks to complete.  Pre-drilling will be performed to eliminate the vibrations as much as possible.  Also, vibration monitoring will be done while the piles are being driven. Contractors are required by their contract with the university to observe all city ordinances with respect to site access. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call.  If you would like to keep abreast of the construction projects on campus, visit the Capital Projects & Real Estate Group website to subscribe to the construction-lists. 
Hours of Test Pile Operations

  • Monday - Friday:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday /Sunday:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (with 48 hour notice and university permission) 

 

Howard Tilton Memorial Library Construction (Ongoing)

To prepare for the work to be done on Howard Tilton Memorial Library (HTML) as a result of damage sustained in Hurricane Katrina, two houses located on Zimple Street adjacent to the library will be demolished within the on January 2. In addition the staging for the construction on HTML has already started with the construction of a new Temporary Main Entrance which is scheduled to be completed by November.

   

As these projects continue to unfold, please check back periodically for updates on this website.

For more information, contact Paul Harang,
Director of Community and Neighborhood Relations 504.988.3394

 


Tulane in the Community

green shuttersNeighborhood relations is one of our most important priorities at Tulane. To that end, this website contains information on the services Tulane is providing to:

  • help keep our neighborhood safe,
  • help keep our neighborhood quiet,
  • help keep our neighborhood clean.

It is our hope that this information will be helpful in achieving a higher quality of life for both our students and our neighbors living near campus.

To contact Tulane, please call Paul Harang, Director of Community and Neighborhood Relations, pharang@tulane.edu or (504) 988-3394.



For emergencies, please call TUPD at 865-5200.




Revised: September 23, 2013

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