When students come back for fall semester, they will notice a few changes to campus. The 1st Street Promenade’s third phase of construction is expected to be completed in early August. The Normal Avenue parking structure construction, which started in January, is looking better every day. The parking structure itself is on schedule for its August 2012 completion date, while the single-story administrative building is now getting its walls framed. The administrative building is also on schedule for its October completion date.
The 1st Street Promenade has been under construction the last two summers, and the third section, between Kendall Hall and PAC, is to be completed this summer.
What does the 3rd phase of the 1st Street Promenade construction include?
- New storm drain system for 1st Street, PAC landscaping, and Kendall Lawn.
- New irrigation system for portion of Kendall lawn, Kendall node, and PAC landscaping.
- Continuation of new steam line from Trinity node down 1st Street for the new Arts & Humanities Building.
- Extending 12kV & 480V electrical conduit towards Normal Street for the new Arts & Humanities Building.
- Recycled original pavement, approximately 2,500 yds. (about 400 dump truck loads worth of material), reused as base rock for new promenade.
- Recycled construction debris (wood, concrete, steel, vegetation, cardboard, etc.).
- LED pole lights.
- Grass area used for storm water filtration.
- Efficient new sprinkler system for new landscaping & Kendall Lawn.
- On-site storm water treatment.
- 2 Seat walls
- 12 Benches
- Brick Pavers
- ADA Accessible throughout
The Normal Avenue Parking structure will consist of 359 automobile parking spaces, 11 motorcycle stalls, 242 bicycle parking stalls, and a single-story administrative building.
The administrative building is starting to get framed.
The parking structure should be ready for student, faculty, and staff use before fall semester begins.
For more information on the construction projects on campus visit the Business and Finance website: http://www.csuchico.edu/fcp/projects/index.shtml.