Alviso Street Work - Completed February 2014
Last Spring Vice President Bob Warren’s email to the campus community described a proposed project to convert both Palm Drive and Alviso Street to pedestrian malls over the next year. We completed Palm Drive in September of 2013 and are in the planning stages to complete Alviso Street during summer 2014.
To ensure access to Mission Church next summer during construction, the portion of Alviso in front of the Mission Church was converted to pavers from January 13 – February 28, 2014.
This construction window was coordinated with the Mission Church Director to minimize impact this winter. During this seven week effort it will be necessary to close Alviso Street on campus.
Electrical Distribution Center - Completed January 2014
Santa Clara University completed construction of a new electrical distribution center in January 2014. The distribution center is located next to the Main Parking structure and includes medium voltage circuit breakers, state of the art digital metering, protection relays and SCATA system. It also provides future connection points and controls for on-site generation and the existing 1 megawatt solar panel installation. It provides additional capability for future energy initiative projects to incorporate renewable energy, power reliability, control and security.
North Campus Parking Structure - Completed November 2013
The North Campus Parking Structure, located on the Franklin block between The Alameda and Alviso Street provides parking for approximately 380 vehicles. It is a four level parking structure with a parking counter system showing the number of available parking spaces at each level. It also includes electric vehicle charging stations on the first level and self-service kiosks to purchase daily parking permits. The structure was built to accommodate a planned 350 KW solar panel installation on the rooftop.
Campus Beautification - Conversion of Palm Drive to Pedestrian Mall - Completed Summer 2013
The first part of the project to convert Palm Drive and Alviso Street to pedestrian malls was completed in September 2013 with the opening of Palm Drive to pedestrian traffic. This completes part of the campus master plan to create pedestrian promenades that offer safe routes for heavy pedestrian traffic on campus and highlight the Mission Church as the centerpiece of campus.
Planning & Projects
Palm Drive Summer Project