Campus Construction

Wegmans Hall

Beginning June 15, University Campus Planning Design and Construction Management will begin work at the site of the future Wegmans Hall, which will be a 58,000 square-foot, four-story home to the Goergen Institute for Data Science.

The new building will be located at the current midway point of Hutchison Road, in between Hopeman and Hylan buildings. As part of the overall construction plan, Hutchison Road will no longer be a thoroughfare and will be permanently reduced to only provide access into the Wallis Hall parking lot and Dewey Parking Lot.

Starting on June 15, Hutchison Road will officially close and the construction zone will be fenced off, creating the following impacts:

  • Elimination of on-street parking on Hutchinson Road—approximately four University businesses permit spaces. These business permit spaces will be relocated to Intercampus Drive lot effective June 15.
  • Wallis Hall parking lot will remain open and accessible throughout construction. Dewey Lot, however, will not be accessible to vehicles for a period of 6 to 8 weeks, starting about June 29. This is to allow for underground utility work and Dewey Lot road modifications. All current parking in Dewey will be relocated – disability spaces to Meliora Lot, and business permits to Intercampus Drive Lot. The “15-minute flasher” spaces in Dewey will not be replaced, but drivers can use other similar locations throughout campus. A space on Wilson Boulevard will be designated as “30-Minute Delivery Vehicle Drop-Off” during this construction. Zone 1A permit holders may overflow to Intercampus Drive Lot during this construction. Dewey Lot is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Aug. 15.
  • Gavett lot will be modified this summer and will be closed for redesign and re-striping, effective Monday, June 15.  Gavett parking permits will be accepted in the Intercampus Drive lot.  The Gavett lot is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, July 15.  At that time, the lot will be reconfigured and will no longer be available as a through lot, but will dead-end at Taylor Hall.

See the University Parking website for additional notices for area permit holders:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Greg Meyer, project manager, Campus Planning Design and Construction Management, 275-8068 or 275-0717.



Frederick Douglass Building

Construction begins Friday, June 12, for Phase I of the Frederick Douglass Renovation Project.

Renovating the Frederick Douglass Building will help achieve the University’s mission of improving student life on campus. An upgraded dining facility will modernize food service choices and product delivery in a manner that meets or exceeds those of peer institutions. A dedicated events space will improve the ability to meet the tremendous demand by the voluminous number of student groups in need of space for meetings, rehearsals, performances, and other programs. It will house the Paul Burgett Intercultural Center (ICC) and the Language Center (LC).  Renovation of the Frederick Douglass Building specifically for dining, events, ICC, and LC space will provide an environment that fosters the intersection of academics and student life.

Phase I work (June 12 to Aug. 28, 2015) consists of reworking the first floor back-of-house and corridor areas, adding new second floor bathrooms, elevator pits and shafts, and relocated CER room. The majority of the renovation work for the project will be completed during a future Phase II.

Contact Jonathan McCann, project manager, at 276-5256 with questions.