Community welcome to ASC groundbreaking

(07-06-2009)

Community members are welcome to help Adams State College celebrate the groundbreaking of its first new residence hall in over 40 years. The event begins at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 9, in the Rex Stadium parking lot on Stadium Drive.

"We have launched a new era of campus renewal, which was kicked off this spring with completion of a $12 million remodeling of Plachy Hall," said Adams State President David Svaldi.

The Residences at Rex project will feature 16 four-bedroom student apartments, as well as a new stadium complex. The 16,250 square-foot (approx.) facility will be built on the western portion of the stadium parking lot. Plans include new home seating for the stadium, a locker room for visiting or community teams, a community room, and restaurant.

Also included in the $22 million project are construction of a new campus parking lot west of Nielsen Library on First Street and extensive renovation of the Awing of Coronado Hall. "This is the most ambitious building endeavor on our campus in nearly 50 years. A student approved capital construction fee will fund between $40-50 million worth of campus improvements over the next five years," Svaldi said.

More information and construction diagrams are available on the ASC Construction News website.

By Julie Waechter