Parking & Access During 1528 West Construction

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CMS will update this page with information on access and parking.

On September 18, 2023, HDC MidAtlantic began construction of a four-story apartment building on the parking lot directly east of the CMS building.  The official groundbreaking was held on Friday, September 29, 2023. HDC hopes to finish construction on the building by late 2024.  HDC and their contractor, EG Stoltzfus are working closely with CMS Executive Director Jeff Reed to ensure safety for CMS students, families, and staff, both during and after construction of the apartment building.

We will communicate updates on access and parking to you via this website, email, and SMS/text message.  We thank you for your cooperation and understanding during construction.   If you have any questions, please email us at

Update 4/10/24

CMS students, parents, and staff should note and follow the following updates regarding building access and parking:

• CMS staff, students, and parents should use the parking lot in the rear of the CMS building. ENTER & EXIT the CMS rear parking area only from 16th Street.

• There is no vehicle access to the rear parking lot from Hamilton Street. For everyone’s safety, please do not move or drive around the traffic barriers and cones.

• The rear parking lot is now re-striped to provide a total of 48 parking spaces for CMS students, faculty, and staff.

• The “bottom” row of parking (south end of the lot, toward Walnut Street) is shared with construction contractors from 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday-Friday.

The three parking spaces in the gravel lot in front of the CMS building are now reserved for CMS staff and disabled persons.

• CMS guests who park in these reserved spaces in the front gravel lot must display an official Pennsylvania Person with Disability Parking Placard in their vehicles.  All other parked vehicles will be ticketed.

• Parents may no longer use the front gravel parking area for drop-off, pick-up, parking, or waiting.  Please use the 16th Street entrance to access our parking lot, which has 48 spaces and is located behind the CMS building.