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Construction progresses around campus

by Kristina Livingston - EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Tue, Oct 10th 2017 08:00 pm

The focus of the North Campus Revitalization Project, the mall connecting Seymour College Union to the rest of campus, is nearing completion and will be officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony during Homecoming Weekend at 3 p.m. on October 20, according to BASC Events & Planning team member Jeff Collins. 

Major updates have come to a close in regards to Brown Building, which will be open in June of 2018, as estimated by Director of Facilities and Planning John Osowski.

The south wing of the first floor is complete, a section which will go on to house the math and computing departments. Alternatively, the south wing of the second floor, the future site of the Dean’s office and Professional Education Unit, is currently being renovated. This section of Brown will be ready for use in January. Ongoing construction will continue in the north wing of the first floor, which will hold the Academic Success Center, a new addition to The College at Brockport.

Currently, construction remains ahead of schedule, although Osowski stated that due to the nature of the wet summer months, progress is a couple of weeks behind his initial expectations. 

“The goal is to basically finish all the concrete work by the end of the semester,” Osowski said. 

Estimating a 95 percent completion on the North Campus Revitalization Project for spring of 2018, Osowski cites landscaping and other minor additions as being the final steps to the North Campus being fully restored.

Multiple entrances are now accessible as construction progresses, including the west entrance to Smith Hall connecting to Edwards. The two north entrances to the Union will be open closer to the end of October. 

A project that began in May that has rendered another part of campus accessible once again is that which recently equipped Hartwell Hall with new steps off of its back center entrance. 

Summer 2018 will hold a number of projects in store for the Department of Facilities & Planning, including renovations to entrances of both Rakov Hall and Tower Fine Arts. Construction upon Eagle Hall, as the future unnamed residence hall of campus is now being termed, will come to a close in summer of 2018 as these projects begin.

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