|A rendering of Phase II of the Residential Suites.|
|Phase II of the Residential Suites (yellow) will flank the current site of the Suites (cream).|
When construction of Phase II of the Residential Suites project begins June 16, the campus should expect some construction traffic and possible delays. Eucalyptus Lane from Red Gum Lane to Building 55 will be closed, as well as Parking Lots N, Q and most of G.
Once the $76 million project is completed in the summer of 2010, Cal Poly Pomona will have three additional housing facilities as well as a commons building.
“We appreciate the campus' patience during the construction phase for what's going to be a great improvement. The student life quad and the additional on-campus students will bring a great vitality to the campus community,” Christi Chisler, associate vice president of student affairs administration, said. “Please plan ahead and be patient during this phase of the project.”
Beginning June 16, fencing will be erected around the construction area, and parking officers will help direct people and answer questions about the closures. To view a map of the construction area and pedestrian walkways (marked in orange), visit https://polycentric.cpp.edu/campus_news/suitesphase2.pdf.
Construction will have the following impacts:
- Eucalyptus Lane will be closed from Red Gum Lane to the Foundation Administration Office (Building 55). Alternative routes include taking University Drive or Temple Avenue around the campus.
- Most of Lot G will be closed, and faculty and staff will park in Lots K or C. Additional Rideshare spaces have been allocated in those areas.
- The remaining spaces in Lot G are reserved for only short-term parking for Children's Center pick up and drop off, disabled parking, medical, Foundation visitors, service/facilities vehicles and 30-minute parking. The entrance to Lot G will move to where the current 30-minute spaces are located on Eucalyptus Lane.
- Lots N and Q will no longer be available for student parking, and residents will have designated spaces in Lots B and P.
- The service road parallel to Kellogg Drive on the east side of the Residential Suites will no longer provide access to Eucalyptus Lane. The road will be available to construction vehicles and accessible parking.
- Expect a few delays on Eucalyptus Lane when trucks make deliveries to the Bronco Student Center and the Bookstore.
“I'm sure there's going to be some trial and error. People are going to come up with their own way of navigating campus and what's best for them. We're going to be out there trying to help,” Interim Director of Parking and Transportation Services Glenn Shenker said.
Parking officers will be available beginning June 16 and at start of the summer and fall quarters to answer questions about the closures and alternative routes.
Actual construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-July and will be limited to weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Once completed, Phase II of the Residential Suites will create space for 622 beds in popular suite layouts in three buildings. Each suite includes a living room, kitchenette area, bedrooms, full-size bathrooms, storage space, private patios/balconies, and every room is equipped with high-speed Internet and satellite television.
The project also includes a commons building that will house a caf, convenience store and multipurpose room. An outdoor Student Life Quad and recreation field will be at the core of extracurricular activity on campus, near the Kellogg Gymnasium, Residential Suites, Bronco Student Center, Bronco Fitness Center and the Office of Student Life.
For more information about the project, including building renderings, visit http://dsa.cpp.edu/uhs/suites_phase2_rendering.asp. A map of the construction area and the pedestrian walkways (marked in orange) is available at https://polycentric.cpp.edu/campus_news/suitesphase2.pdf. For additional construction updates, visit http://dsa.cpp.edu/uhs/construction.asp.