Over the summer and spilling into next year, Portland State’s campus is getting a facelift through the implementation of several capital projects. According to PSU’s Finance and Administration website, here’s what’s scheduled to change in the near future:
School of Business Administration
With construction scheduled to start in August 2015, PSU’s SBA will receive a new addition at its north end, which includes a new entrance. Project plans also include modernization of the existing SBA structure. Preparation for this project dislocated Electric Avenue, the electric car charging station that used to occupy Southwest Montgomery Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway.
Budget: About $60 million
Starting in September 2015, light rail service will extend to connect downtown Portland to Milwaukie, in what willl eventually be the MAX Orange Line, according to the Finance and Administration website. A new transit rail will be installed on Southwest Lincoln Street, in the South of Market Ecodistrict. PSU partnered with Trimet to complete a strategic development plan for this project. The project is not funded by PSU.
Koinonia House Renovation
Also known as the K-house, this two-story structure located near Southwest 6th Avenue and Mill Street will be remodeled to house the Campus Public Safety Office. A start date for the project is not currently listed.
Fourth Avenue Building
Ongoing renovations in the Fourth Avenue Building, located at 4th Avenue and Southwest Harrison Street, include the relocation of the Graduate School of Education, a replacement of a 500-ton chiller and the creation of several specialized labs, among other projects.
Budget: $5.4 million allocated between the various projects
Student Recreation Center
The fourth floor of PSU’s Student Recreation Center is currently undergoing renovation and expansion, which includes “infilling approximately 3,000 [gross square feet] in a two-story space above the weight room.” According to the website, construction is 25 percent complete.
Budget: $1.4 million
Peter W. Stott Center
The Stott Center, located at 10th Avenue and Southwest Hall Street, currently houses several athletics events, classes and recreational activities. In 2016, the building is scheduled for a major renovation and a 30,000 square foot expansion meant to accommodate advising, tutoring, classrooms and two arenas.
Budget: $45 million
For more information, visit pdx.edu/construction.