Campus Construction Projects Underway:
A Survivor`s Checklist
As many of you experience the frustration of trying to navigate around the campus this summer, the number of significant construction projects underway becomes obvious. Below is a list of projects and their proposed completion dates. This won't get you through the ever-changing detours, but it's an attempt to inform you of the upgrades undertaken to keep our university on the leading edge.
- The Queen's Centre (completion date Fall 2014). This largest capital project ever undertaken by any Canadian university will completely refurbish and expand Queen's athletic, recreational and Kinesiology program facilities.
- University Avenue Rehabilitation (Summer 2008). The blocks below Union St. are being redesigned to make this artery more user-friendly for pedestrians and to replace all the diseased trees.
- Union Street Reconstruction (Fall 2007). Torn up last spring to accommodate major underground services, the street will soon be repaved from University Ave. to Division St.
- Tindall Field/Underground Parking Garage (Fall 2008). Additional parking space will be provided underground and then tracks and playing fields replaced on top.
- McNeill House Restoration (September 2007). This 1950s Albert St. residence is being renovated to meet current residence standards.
- Tett Centre/Performing Arts Venue (Summer 2010). In collaboration with the City and its arts community, and with a major gift from Alfred and Isabel Bader, this waterfront property will become a major University venue for performing arts.
- Richardson Hall Restoration (Fall 2008). This early-‘50s main administration building is being completely renovated internally to meet modern office standards, with air conditioning.
JOHN R. GORDON