Terrace Elevator Connector Project to Begin Soon

By Hana Holman, March 26, 2024

Terrace Elevator Connector Project

Terrace Connector Picture

It is with great excitement that the Office of Facilities would like to take this opportunity to notify the campus community of the approval and subsequent anticipated commencement of the Terrace Elevator Connector project on April 1st, 2024. With the priority of causing the least amount of disruption to campus operations, the project will begin before the end of the spring semester so that substantial completion can be met by mid-August and allow for the Terrace Dining Hall to be open for the start of the new academic year.

The project, which is part of the College’s Master Plan, will include the installation of a 6-stop elevator through the Terrace Dining Hall and Terrace 1 Residence Hall. The installation of this elevator will provide ADA access within and to the Terrace Dining Hall, as well as creating accessible living opportunities in Terrace 1. Along with the elevator, a new entry into the dining hall will be created at the actual dining level, as well as two all-gender bathrooms. The third substantial improvement includes an interior connector that will provide direct access from the Baker Walkway to the dining hall, as well as the Terrace Bridge level.

To allow for construction to begin, the Southeast stairwell near the loading dock is anticipated to be closed beginning on April 1st. Signage and fencing will be erected to direct individuals to use the exterior stairs located to the North of the Terrace Dining Hall building to access the dining hall, as well as to traverse thru to the Terraces. As a result of the closure of the Southeast stairwell and this portion of the building, the mail lockers will be removed and Terrace residents will receive their packages in the Tower’s lockers, located on the first floor of the Towers Concourse.

Parking will be affected by the construction, as fifteen spaces in the Southwest end of Lower J-Lot will be barricaded to create a necessary staging area for the project. The ADA accessible spaces on the Northwest end of J-Lot will remain available and access to Baker Walkway will also remain open for the remainder of the spring semester. T-Lot will be taken offline for parking to allow deliveries for the dining hall to take place due to the normal loading dock being closed. Additional Parking is available in Upper J-Lot and W-Lot.

We apologize for any inconveniences that this project may cause during construction but are excited by the opportunities it will provide to our campus community once completed.If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Facilities at (607) 274-3225. Thanks again for your patience and understanding.

Ernie McClatchie

Associate Vice President

Office of Facilities