The Mountain at Mullin Park — Community Impacts Information
The Mountain at Mullin Park will bring Pepperdine University into the exciting next chapter of our Malibu campus. That chapter officially begins when the University breaks ground on the parking structure in the Spring Semester of 2023. This web page is dedicated to providing our University community in Malibu, and around the world, with updated information on the ongoing construction effort. Toggle to updates by clicking on the links below:
Project Overview and Timeline
The Mountain will provide our community with parking, community gathering, and state-of-the-art athletic facilities. The University eagerly looks forward to opening The Mountain in the fall of 2026.
Construction of The Mountain will begin with the parking structure, set to break ground
in early 2023. The Parking structure project will feature seven levels - five above
ground and two below, adding 831 parking spaces to campus. The structure is anticipated
to feature 42 electric vehicle (EV) charging spaces upon opening as well as infrastructure
to support over 200 EV charging spaces in the future. The parking structure is scheduled
to be completed in the Fall of 2024.
The University is scheduled to break ground on the other elements of The Mountain in early 2024. More information about these facilities will be posted when available.
What to Expect — Community Impacts
In order to bring about the incredible facilities and opportunities of The Mountain, we must work together to navigate the necessary construction efforts. The following section highlights some of the impacts that members of our Malibu campus community can expect. This page will be updated regularly as the project progresses and new information becomes available. The last update to this page occurred on:
Last updated on 12/12/2022
Marie Canyon will be closed to recreational activities on April 1, 2023. The space will be used by construction contractors and will store dirt accumulated from excavating the parking structure site. Marie Canyon will remain closed to recreational activity until the completion of The Mountain and Mullin Park, scheduled to be completed in 2027. In lieu of these recreational facilities, the University is investing in additional maintenance of Alumni Park to support the expected additional use during this time.
The Mountain project site is located at the Rho Parking Lot. To mitigate construction impacts on parking, the University is employing a phased approach to The Mountain construction, beginning with the parking structure. Construction of the parking structure will begin in early 2023, overtaking portions of the eastern side of Rho Parking Lot. The exact location of closure may rotate across different sections of the lot through the Spring 2023 semester. Beginning in Summer 2023, roughly 30 percent of Rho Parking Lot will be taken offline to accommodate grading and excavation. The parking losses from this effort will be more than offset by the more than 300 parking spaces provided by the new parking project near the baseball field, plus the additional street parking along John Tyler.
Towers road will be closed to through traffic, including pedestrian traffic, beginning in early 2023. Pedestrian pathways are being coordinated and will be shared on this site when available. Through the spring semester of 2023, Towers Road will be open at Huntsinger Circle to provide access to the Towers Parking Lot. Beginning in the summer of 2023, all of Towers Road will be closed to through traffic. By the fall semester of 2023, the southern portion of Towers Road (intersecting with Dorm Road) will be open to pedestrian traffic and limited vehicular access for residents of Rockwell Towers Residence Hall.
Towers Parking Lot will be temporarily closed during the Summer of 2023. During the fall semester of 2023, limited access to the Towers Parking Lot via Greek Dorm Road is planned to be available to residents of Rockwell Towers Residence Hall. Additional details regarding access to Towers Parking Lot during the 2023/2024 academic year are under development and will be shared when available.
To accommodate construction of The Mountain, Krown Beta Residence Hall will be demolished. Currently, the demolition is scheduled for the summer of 2023. During the spring and summer of 2023, underground utility work will be performed to establish new utility connections at Krown Alpha. This work is scheduled to be completed ahead of the fall 2023 semester.
Frequently Asked Questions
Construction on The Mountain is scheduled to begin in the Spring Semester of 2023 for the parking structure. The parking structure is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2024. Construction on the other Mountain facilities is scheduled to begin in the Spring Semester of 2024 and be completed in the Fall Semester of 2026.
Construction of The Mountain parking structure will take roughly 175 parking spaces offline from Rho Parking Lot. In early 2024, the rest of Rho Parking Lot, an additional roughly 400 parking spaces, will be taken offline. These losses are offset by more than 300 parking spaces that will be available in the new parking project near the baseball field plus the street parking along John Tyler Drive currently occupied by the project, both of which are scheduled to be available in early 2023. Upon completion, The Mountain parking garage will provide 265 net additional parking spaces in replacement of Rho parking lot.
The University is finalizing the pedestrian walking paths to be used during construction of The Mountain. When available, maps will be posted to this site and distributed to relevant mailing lists. Walking paths will be clearly labeled with signage throughout the areas surrounding the construction site.
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