Thursday, September 17, 2009
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
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.