Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Construction begins Friday; gates close Thursday eve

The long awaited moment has come. The Lane University Center renovations are beginning Friday, October 30.

Therefore, the construction managers are completing the fence runs after 4:30pm Thursday. This means that the main entrance of the Lane Center facing the Hitchins building will be inaccessible .
Although the side entrance of the Lane Center will remain available until the Lane Center shuts down in December, the pathway between the Lane Center and Tawes Hall will be closed beginning this evening.

Access from the Clock Tower quad to the Dunkle Hall and Fine Arts building will be through the Tawes Hall hallway. If there are any questions about the entrance closure or the path closure please let me know.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Construction Fence Closing After Family Weekend

The construction fence surrounding the Lane University Center will remain open through Family Weekend, but is expected to close on Monday, October 5.

Surveying for Utilities

Bennett Brewer & Associates began surveying for utilities for the renovation of the Lane University Center.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Whiting-Turner Moved in Trailers Today

Move in day for the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lane University Center Renovations Force Access Changes at FSU

Frostburg State University, which is embarking on a $17 million renovation of the Lane University Center, wants the public to be aware of changes to the building’s access starting as early as Thursday, Sept. 17. The building will be surrounded by construction fencing, which will limit entry to the building to only the northwest entrance nearest to Ort Library.

The walkway between Lane and Tawes Hall will also be closed, but access will be provided through Tawes Hall. Persons parking in the Performing Arts Center lot for Lane Center events should use the Tawes entrance at the end of the building nearest the clock tower, exiting through the Tawes front doors.

The long-awaited renovation of FSU student union building, which is being funded by student fees collected over a series of years, will be the first major renovation since the building was dedicated in 1973. The final product will be an expanded building with more meeting space, a 24-hour computer lab, student organization offices, a larger bookstore and expanded food service, among other amenities.

The Lane Center will be open to the public throughout the fall semester, but it will close and be taken off line for all of 2010. Most offices and services currently available in Lane will move to Tawes and the attached Engineering Annex until the renovation is complete in the spring semester of 2011.

Interested persons can follow the ongoing developments with the building at http://renovatingthelane.blogspot.com. For more information, call the Lane University Center Information Desk at 301-687-4411.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Contruction set to begin

Starting as early as Thursday September 17th, construction is set to begin on the much anticipated Lane University Center renovation and expansion project. The start of the project brings with it some changes to the Lane University Center operation as well as the foot traffic patterns outside the Lane Center for the fall semester. REMEMBER THE LANE CENTER WILL REMAIN OPEN THIS SESMESTER DESPITE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES.

Construction fencing will go up late next week or the early the following week and as you can see from the picture above it will surround most of the building. We lose access to the clock tower entrance of the building and the side entrance facing Tawes Hall. The only entrance which will be accessible for the rest of the fall semester is the entrance closest to the library.

The pathway between the Lane Center and Tawes will also be closed. Students, faculty and staff will have to use Tawes Hall to pass between the Performing Arts building and the Dunkle Hall/Fine Arts quad.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Demolition begins

Today began with the sound of chainsaws and chippers outside of the Lane University Center. That signaled the trees being removed from outside the Lane University Center and the beginning of the LUC renovation project. Some may be sad about the missing trees but it is the sacrifice we must make for progress. On the brighter side of things, the trees will be replanted when the LUC project is over. Several other outdoor demolition work will occur over the next few weeks. Check back for other pictures and updates.