Two-year construction project begins next door to Ag Hall

If you’re going out of town for spring break, you might want to take a look at the hillside to the east of Ag Hall before you go, because it’s going to look very different from here on out. Construction will begin Monday, March 29, 2010, on the School of Human Ecology addition. Parking and access for cars, bikes and mopeds at the east entrance of Ag Hall will no longer be available as of March 26. A site construction fence will be installed around the site perimeter during spring break. Sidewalks in the area will remain open during the duration of the project (about 24 months) as much as possible. Alternate routes around construction will be made available at times when normal routes are impeded for construction purposes.

The existing curving drive, an integral part of the setting of Ag Hall since it was constructed in 1902, will be removed. The new construction will include underground parking accessible from a straight driveway off Linden drive.

The addition will add about 125,000 sq. ft. to the current building’s 75,000 sq. ft.

There will be  a Town Hall meeting March 24, 11:00-12:00, to hear more specifics about the SoHE project.

Where:          Room 302 Middleton Building
When:           March 24, 11:00-12:00 (feel free to bring your lunch)
Agenda:        Project Overview/Scope, Schedule & Site Plan, Q&A

Details about the project can be found in the most recent quarterly project report. Photos of a scale model are available at this gallery on the SOHE web page.