Phase 1 of the Dining Hall Renovation and Addition project will create additional dining area and balconies on the upper level, as well as space for a relocated Taco Bell and Spartan Market (C-Store) on the entrance level.
What’s happening this week? “The contractor continues to build the structural steel frame and is preparing to place concrete for the Dining Level – the second floor,” says Douglas Cato (Facilities Design and Construction). “’Below slab’ utilities are being installed in the ground beneath the First Floor slab, which will have its concrete placed later.”
The work is on schedule for a November completion of Phase 1. The refurbished Fountain is scheduled for its “reopening” soon afterward.
The Dining Hall remains open this summer, just as it would any other summer. Signs direct you to the entryways.
The project will be paid for over time by a portion of the students’ meal plan fees.
By Mike Harris