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Fordham to Break Ground on $32 Million Parking Facility

Contact: Michael Larkin
(212) 636-7175
mlarkin@fordham.edu


NEW YORK— Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión, City Council Majority Leader Joel Rivera, several other elected and appointed officials, Fordham administrators and guests will be on hand for the long-awaited groundbreaking of the $32.5 million Fordham Regional Parking Facility on Friday, June 10, at 11:30 a.m. in Parking Lot H on the University’s Rose Hill campus.

The new five-story structure is expected to reduce parking and traffic congestion along the eastern segment of the bustling Fordham Road commercial corridor, which is the most vibrant retail center in the Bronx. The 1,546-space lot will be built on 4.6 acres at the southeastern tip of the Rose Hill campus and will provide both short-term and long-term paid parking, serving both the general public and University needs.

This intermodal transportation facility is expected to open in 2006, after which Fordham will provide shuttle service to and from the University, the New York Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo, the Belmont-Arthur Avenue neighborhood and shopping district, and the adjacent Metro North Rail Line for parking facility patrons.

DATE:      FRIDAY, JUNE 10
TIME:       11:30 A.M.
PLACE:   PARKING LOT H, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY
                 ROSE HILL CAMPUS 
                 441 E. FORDHAM ROAD, BRONX, N.Y. [ENTRANCE ON S. BOULEVARD]

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y
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