Summer Projects on Campus Include Myers Lot, Continuation of Memorial Hall Renovations
Construction is in full swing this summer on the parking lot in front of Myers Fine Arts Building on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.
Work began on the lot at the end of this academic year and is one of the most visible projects being undertaken since COVID caused delays on projects last year.
According to Richard Larche, capital project manager in the capital planning and construction office, the project includes removal of the existing pavement surface; a new stone subbase and asphalt layers will be replaced.
In addition, the project includes installation of four electric vehicle charging stations and the repair of existing manholes and drainage structures as needed.
While work is commencing in the Myers parking lot, renovations continue in Memorial Hall across the street on Rugar.
Memorial Hall is dedicated to the college’s athletic and student recreation services. In operation since 1963, the scope of the project is set to improve increased efficiencies and use as well as address functional needs. Phase One, which started in 2020, included replacing the pool with a new recreation gym, a revitalized main third-floor lobby and new bathrooms.
Memorial Hall Phase Two is expected to begin in the fall and will include replacing mechanical systems for the gym off the third-floor lobby, as well as new bleachers and floor. The second-floor coaches’ office space, sports medicine and team locker rooms will be completely renovated.
First-floor space will include major renovations to the fitness center — including a much-needed expansion of that space. The climbing wall will be relocated and replaced with new features as well. Exterior masonry will be repaired or replaced.
Construction on the Myers lot, along with the ongoing renovation of Memorial Hall, aren’t the only projects taking place along the northeastern end of Rugar Street. The City of Plattsburgh has mounted a resurfacing project from Broad Street to Leonard Avenue, effectively closing the road to thru-traffic from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Work is expected to conclude June 30, weather permitting.
For more information on SUNY Plattsburgh projects can be found on the Construction Project Updates website at https://www.plattsburgh.edu/about/offices-divisions/administration-finance/facilities-construction-services/capital-plan/construction-project-updates.html.