Milestone for University Place Promenade with Major Concrete Pour This Week

A milestone in the University Place Promenade (UPP) project will be reached this week, weather permitting.

On Wednesday, July 27, the concrete foundation will be poured and smoothed during a daylong process. Work will take place from the Schine Student Center toward Newhouse 3 (near South Crouse Avenue). Next week, the process will be repeated from Schine toward College Place. In all, a quarter mile of concrete will be poured.

“This is a critical juncture in the promenade project,” says Joe Alfieri, director of Campus Planning, Design and Cconstruction. “We’re scheduled to complete our work by late August, and this puts us right on track.”

The work taking place, in which updates are provided on and included in weekly email updates from Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer Pete Sala, is part of a project that will transform University Place, from College Place to South Crouse Avenue, into a pedestrian promenade connecting a series of activated plazas. These plazas will front Bird Library, Schine Student Center and the Newhouse complex, and serve as gathering spaces orientated to highlight the vista of the front lawn and old row buildings. The project prioritizes the pedestrian experience, improves accessibility and develops a vibrant new student life district through the use of distinct paving, landscaping, multi-level lighting and custom-site furnishings. Read the full article at SU News.