North Parking Project:
This a $5.1 million contract and the scope of this project includes a tiered on-grade parking lots to minimize structure, a 2,000 square foot storage building for Smith Center, modest landscaping, parking permit machine(s), security camera(s), lighting, and code compliant directional signage. The new parking Lot X (below parking Lot W) will add 58 spaces. Construction is planned to start in June 2019 and completed in January 2020. The North Parking will interface with the new Academic Core Buildings and service the Smith Center Hall. As with all active construction projects please careful and aware of construction activities in the parking lots adjacent to and around the Smith Center.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Construction Update: Academic Core Buildings: Significant progress is being made with all 3 buildings to include interior walls, drywall and preparations for painting, mechanical, electrical & plumbing preparations and fire proofing. Progress continues to be made with the Central Utilities Plant in building 1, including connections with the Geothermal loop. The exterior shrink-wrap and scaffolding is being removed on building 3. Work is completed with the exterior finishes and exterior glazing Northeast side of the building. Work also continues with the exterior skin framing in selected locations with both exterior plaster and window wall systems in Buildings 1 and 2. Preparations have been initiated and continue for the installation of the building elevator installations in buildings 2 and 3. Major sections of the exterior site work is in progress to include concrete paving in several sections and preparations for site utility preparations.
As a result of ongoing construction with the Academic Core and Improvements of the Main Street Quad, access to the upper campus will be restricted.
A pedestrian pathway around this active construction zone has been established. Please use caution when using this pathway. The intent of providing
a pathway is to allow access to the Bookstore & Cafeteria in Building 5. The north side has a pathway from Lot U with two new wood stairs leading up
to and through Building 4. Building 6 will have full ADA access going through Building 7. Signs will be posted for guidance through this pathway.
Please note that the former Building 3 was demolished during the Summer.
In addition to this designated pathway around the construction zone a shuttle van will be available to transport staff & students from the lower
to the upper campus. Shuttle notices are also provided.
We apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused and appreciate your patience as we go through the final phases of our ambitious
campus improvement program.