Construction/ Renovation/ Utility Project Updates

Construction Alert - Operations at the University of Virginia Foundation–owned Econo Lodge, located on Rt. 29 North across from the John Paul Jones Arena, ceased on July 31.  Demolition of the building is slated to begin as early as Monday, Aug. 19.

Furnishings, fixtures and other usable items are being salvaged for sale to other hotels. Items not sold will be donated to area nonprofits including the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity. Containment fencing will be in place during the demolition. 

Once the demolition is complete, the area will be landscaped using appropriate plantings and grasses. Surrounding trees and vegetation will not be disturbed during the work. Residents and businesses located in the area are not expected to experience power or utility disruptions. There are currently no development plans for the site.

The work will generate significant sound during the actual demolition. Work will occur between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend work is not anticipated. Demolition efforts are expected to be complete in October. 

The following University of Virginia projects are under construction:

Alderman Road Residences

North Grounds Recreation Center






For detailed information, including pictures and monthly updates, click on the project name below or visit the Facilities Planning and Construction, Featured Projects Web site.

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