New campus entryway construction to begin
Another milestone for Texas Wesleyan’s Rosedale Renaissance project and 2020 Vision is on the horizon, with construction on the new campus entryway and clock tower scheduled to begin this month.
The new entryway will serve as the University’s "front door," providing clear direction for visitors and prospective students.
Located at the intersection of East Rosedale and Vaughn streets, the new campus entryway will include a clock tower, a horseshoe-shaped drive, expanded visitor parking, stone monument signs, landscaped medians and additional lighting.
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"Construction crews will begin delivering equipment to the site this week, and shortly thereafter you will see work begin on the project," Facilities Director Brian Franks said. "Before the new tower goes up, there is work to do underground to prepare the site. We are very excited to see this stage of the Rosedale Renaissance take off."
The Rosedale Renaissance is more than just a $6.7 million project designed to revitalize campus and the Polytechnic neighborhood. It represents our vision for the future of the university.
In addition to the new entryway and clock tower, the Rosedale Renaissance includes:
- The United Methodist Church Central Texas Conference Service Center, which will also be home to the bishop’s offices.
- The business accelerator center in the soon-to-be renovated Polytechninc Firehouse.
- $1.8 million investment in the streets adjacent to campus, that leverages $32 million in street improvements along East Rosedale.
Texas Wesleyan has collaborated with the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County and the North Central Texas Council of Governments to make this transformation happen, and this public-private partnership has been vital to the success of the project.
The improvements being made to campus are going to do much more than enhance the aesthetic quality of campus — they’re also laying the groundwork for long-term sustainable economic growth in our community. It’s all part of Texas Wesleyan’s 2020 Vision – a strategic plan set forth by President Frederick G. Slabach that clearly identifies the university mission’s and goals.
As a result of the project, reserved parking spaces across campus have been repainted and several faculty and staff members have been reassigned parking spaces.
To help provide additional parking for visitors, students, faculty and staff, a new parking lot has opened (Lot V) at the corner of Avenue C and Wesleyan Street. When parking on campus, be sure to reference the campus map. If you have any questions about faculty and staff reserved parking assignments, please contact Franks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-531-4454.
Have a suggestion for campus improvements that is not an immediate work order? Submit your ideas to Brian on the campus facilities feedback page.