Kresge College Construction


 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: Sept. 22, 2022

(Dates and plans are fluid and they may change)

Covid-19 

  • All crew members working the site are adhering to all Covid–19 protocols currently in place by the CDC and local Health Agencies.  

Safety Issues: 

  • North Bridge is closed. Please stay off of the bridge.  Please pay attention to the signs. 
  • Alternative access to Kresge, Porter, and the East side of campus is by the South Bridge located near Redwood Grove Building 12 and the Porter in-fill apartments. Directional signs are up.

Saturday work is expected throughout the course of construction. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding while we improve the campus and the community. 

Site Work

  • Bus stop and ramp work along Heller Drive is in its final stages
  • Pathway from the bus stop through Redwood Grove is open
  • Bridge terminus near Academic building, walkway grading and formwork ongoing.  Rebar next week.
  • Tying in the last section of the telecom work

RNew Residence Halls:

RNew South (Building A) Residence Hall:   

  • Restroom floors prepped for flooring, work has started
  • Store front work has begun

RNew Middle (Building B) Residence Hall:

  • Electrical work ongoing
  • Buildout of electrical room has begun
  • Z Girts ongoing
  • Insulation to start soon

 RNew North (Building C) Residence Hall:  

  • Priority rooms now have sheetrock
  • Drywall ongoing in all areas

The three RNew Residence Halls are 6 stories high.  The lower level floor is for mechanical equipment. The second floor of each building will be general use space for the residents of this building complex.  Elements on the second floor for each building will be a little different from one another.

The second floor of Building A will include a large lounge that will be utilized for RA programs and general use by the residents of all three buildings.  This building will also include a program kitchen for Resident Assistants to use with their residents and an allergy kitchen for those students that have gone through the Disability Resource Center accommodation process whose dietary needs cannot be met by our dining program. 

Building B second floor will include a laundry room and a general lounge.

The basement of the North building is where the dining program will have storage and offices that will support the new "Owls Nest" cafe.  The second floor of the North building will contain the 'Owls Nest " Cafe.

The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floor of each building is residential space. 

Academic Building:

  • Insulation is beginning, prepping for drywall
  • Glasswork is beginning to go up in the classrooms

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: Sept. 9, 2022

 (Dates and plans are fluid and they may change)

Covid-19 

  • All crew members working the site are adhering to all Covid–19 protocols currently in place by the CDC and local Health Agencies.  

Safety Issues: 

  • North Bridge is closed. Please stay off of the bridge.  Please pay attention to the signs. 
  • Alternative access to Kresge, Porter, and the East side of campus is by the South Bridge located near Redwood Grove Building 12 and the Porter in-fill apartments. Directional signs are up.

Saturday work is expected throughout the course of construction. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding while we improve the campus and the community. 

Site Work

  • Bus stop and ramp work along Heller Drive is in it’s final stages
  • Pathway from the bus stop through Redwood Grove to the South Bridge should be open by Sept. 14th
  • Bus stop work will continue to take place after Sept. 14th
  • Cistern work in front of Academic building is near completion
  • Electrical vault located in front of Academic Building is being placed in preparation to pull wire and make connections.
  • Start trenching for telecom work
  • Lots 143 and 145 will be cleared out for mid-Sept. move-ins

RNew Residence Halls:

RNew South (Building A) Residence Hall:   

  • Exterior flashing ongoing
  • Corridor OH MEP ongoing, then accent painting.

RNew Middle (Building B) Residence Hall:

  • More than half of the windows installed
  • Corridor OH MEP ongoing, then accent painting

 

RNew North (Building C) Residence Hall:  

  • Densglass wrapping up, z girts starting
  • Drywall starting with priority rooms
  • Hydrolic Elevator has been delivered

The three RNew Residence Halls are 6 stories high.  The lower level floor is for mechanical equipment. The second floor of each building will be general use space for the residents of this building complex.  Elements on the second floor for each building will be a little different from one another.

The second floor of Building A will include a large lounge that will be utilized for RA programs and general use by the residents of all three buildings.  This building will also include a program kitchen for Resident Assistants to use with their residents and an allergy kitchen for those students that have gone through the Disability Resource Center accommodation process whose dietary needs cannot be met by our dining program. 

Building B second floor will include a laundry room and a general lounge.

The basement of the North building is where the dining program will have storage and offices that will support the new "Owls Nest" cafe.  The second floor of the North building will contain the 'Owls Nest " Cafe.

The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floor of each building is residential space. 

Academic Building:

  • 70% of z girts up, followed by insulation
  • Glasswork is beginning to go up in the classrooms
  • 80% of temp roof complete

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: August 12, 2022

(Dates and plans are fluid and they may change)

Covid-19 

  • All crew members working the site are adhering to all Covid–19 protocols currently in place by the CDC and local Health Agencies.  

Safety Issues: 

  • North Bridge is closed. Please stay off of the bridge.  Please pay attention to the signs. 
  • Alternative access to Kresge, Porter, and the East side of campus is by the South Bridge located near Redwood Grove Building 12 and the Porter in-fill apartments. Directional signs are up.

Saturday work is expected throughout the course of construction. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding while we improve the campus and the community. 

Weekday Late Hours work – To finish the cistern work without interfering with the daily work on the Academic building there will be crews working on the North cistern installation in front of the Academic Building from 3 pm – 10 pm staring August 12 through Sept. 9th.

Site Work

  • Bridge – retaining wall work is in process
  • Bus stop and ramp work along Heller Drive has begun
  • Bridge steel is placed
  • Cistern work in front of Academic building will begin August 12

RNew Residence Halls:

RNew South (Building A) Residence Hall:   

  • Drywall in stairwells
  • Z-girts near completion
  • Acoustic mat starting on Level 4
  • Corridor paint has begun 

RNew Middle (Building B) Residence Hall:

  • Z-girt installation ongoing – almost completed
  • Insulation work ongoing
  • Drywall in stairwells
  • Mechanical duct risers completed
  • Insulation in restrooms completed 

RNew North (Building C) Residence Hall:  

  • Scaffolding work installation is ongoing
  • Elevator work to be completed the week of August 19th
  • Elevator framing and dry wall
  • Fire caulking near completion 

The three RNew Residence Halls are 6 stories high.  The lower level floor is for mechanical equipment. The second floor of each building will be general use space for the residents of this building complex.  Elements on the second floor for each building will be a little different from one another.

The second floor of Building A will include a large lounge that will be utilized for RA programs and general use by the residents of all three buildings.  This building will also include a program kitchen for Resident Assistants to use with their residents and an allergy kitchen for those students that have gone through the Disability Resource Center accommodation process whose dietary needs cannot be met by our dining program. 

Building B second floor will include a laundry room and a general lounge.

The basement of the North building is where the dining program will have storage and offices that will support the new "Owls Nest" cafe.  The second floor of the North building will contain the 'Owls Nest " Cafe.

The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floor of each building is residential space. 

Academic Building:

  • Material coming for stocking drywall
  • Z girts and sheathing on low roof
  • Roofing work begins mid-August.
  • 600 seat lecture hall electrical rough-in
  • Ground floor framing 

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: July 21, 2022

(Dates and plans are fluid and they may change)

Covid-19 

  • All crew members working the site are adhering to all Covid–19 protocols currently in place by the CDC and local Health Agencies.  

Safety Issues: 

  • North Bridge is closed. Please stay off of the bridge.  Please pay attention to the signs. 
  • Alternative access to Kresge, Porter, and the East side of campus is by the South Bridge located near Redwood Grove Building 12 and the Porter in-fill apartments. Directional signs are up.

Saturday work is expected throughout the course of construction. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding while we improve the campus and the community. 

RNew Residence Halls:

RNew South (Building A) Residence Hall:   

  • Window installation ongoing
  • Scaffold to be removed on West side
  • Glass storefront glass schedule to go in first week of August
  • Kebony siding is ongoing
  • Stairs have been placed
  • Corridor paint will start next week

RNew Middle (Building B) Residence Hall:

  • Z-girt installation ongoing – 75% complete
  • Insulation work ongoing
  • Drywall complete halfway up the building
  • Elevator work is complete
  • Mechanical duct risers completed
  • Insulation in restrooms completed

RNew North (Building C) Residence Hall:  

  • Nailing completed
  • Scaffolding work installation is ongoing
  • Elevator framing & drywall
  • Elevator framing and dry wall
  • Fire caulking near completion 

The three RNew Residence Halls are 6 stories high.  The lower level floor is for mechanical equipment. The second floor of each building will be general use space for the residents of this building complex.  Elements on the second floor for each building will be a little different from one another.

The second floor of Building A will include a large lounge that will be utilized for RA programs and general use by the residents of all three buildings.  This building will also include a program kitchen for Resident Assistants to use with their residents and an allergy kitchen for those students that have gone through the Disability Resource Center accommodation process whose dietary needs cannot be met by our dining program. 

Building B second floor will include a laundry room and a general lounge.

The basement of the North building is where the dining program will have storage and offices that will support the new "Owls Nest" cafe.  The second floor of the North building will contain the 'Owls Nest " Cafe.

The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floor of each building is residential space. 

Academic Building:

  • Material coming for stocking drywall
  • Wall framing on North ACAD 600 seat lecture hall
  • Roofing material is coming. First week of August temp roof will be completed. 

Site Work

  • Drill rig is on site
  • Bridge – retaining wall work is in process
  • Bus stop and ramp work along Heller Drive will begin shortly
  • Bridge steel is being placed
  • Cistern work in front of Acad building is starting soon.
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Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: June 16, 2022

(Dates and plans are fluid and they may change)

Covid-19  

  • All crew members working the site are adhering to all Covid–19 protocols currently in place by the CDC and local Health Agencies.  

Safety Issues: 

  • North Bridge is closed. Please stay off of the bridge.  Please pay attention to the signs. 
  • Alternative access to Kresge, Porter, and the East side of campus is by the South Bridge located near Redwood Grove Building 12 and the Porter in-fill apartments. Directional signs are up.

Saturday work is expected throughout the course of construction. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding while we improve the campus and the community.  

RNew Residence Halls:

RNew South (Building A) Residence Hall:   

  • Window install has begun
  • Roofing has started
  • Taping is completed on upper floors
  • Elevator front framing and rough-in
  • Prime and paint in corridors
  • Restroom drywall going up
  • Lounge soffit framing

RNew Middle (Building B) Residence Hall: 

  • Z-girt installation has begun on Levels 1-4 and almost complete on lower levels
  • Drywall is starting in dorm rooms and entire floors and complete on priority rooms
  • Elevator installation ongoing
  • Taping & Finish started in L1 and L2 corridors
  • Drywall L2 & L4

RNew North (Building C) Residence Hall:   

  • Electrical and Plumbing rough in complete Ground floor, L1, L2, L3 & L4
  • Scaffolding work installation is ongoing

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: May 13, 2022

(Dates and plans are fluid and they may change)

Covid-19  

  • All crew members working the site are adhering to all Covid–19 protocols currently in place by the CDC and local Health Agencies.  

Safety Issues: 

  • North Bridge is closed. Please stay off of the bridge.  Please pay attention to the signs. 
  • Community notice was sent out to residents of Kresge, Porter and Redwood Grove on April 12 informing them that boards on the bridge were being removed and there is a falling hazard if they try to walk on the bridge.  
  • Alternative access to Kresge, Porter, and the East side of campus is by the South Bridge located near Redwood Grove Building 12 and the Porter in-fill apartments. Directional signs are up. 

Saturday work is expected throughout the course of construction. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding while we improve the campus and the community. 

RNew Residence Halls:

RNew South (Building A) Residence Hall:   

  • Window Surround complete by the end of the week
  • Window installation to follow
  • Roof tent to come down in preparation for Stair and Rood install
  • Elevator install complete next week. 

RNew Middle (Building B) Residence Hall: 

  • Z-girt layout and QA/OC ongoing
  • Electrical rough-in on L3
  • Insulation on L1-L4 being installed, drywall to follow. 

RNew North (Building C) Residence Hall:  

  • Electrical and Plumbing on L1
  • Scaffolding is in the process of being completed. 

The three RNew Residence Halls are 6 stories high.  The lower level floor is for mechanical equipment. The second floor of each building will be general use space for the residents of this building complex.  Elements on the second floor for each building will be a little different from one another.

The second floor of Building A will include a large lounge that will be utilized for RA programs and general use by the residents of all three buildings.  This building will also include a program kitchen for Resident Assistants to use with their residents and an allergy kitchen for those students that have gone through the Disability Resource Center accommodation process whose dietary needs cannot be met by our dining program. 

Building B second floor will include a laundry room and a general lounge.

The basement of the North building is where the dining program will have storage and offices that will support the new "Owls Nest" cafe.  The second floor of the North building will contain the 'Owls Nest " Cafe.

The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floor of each building is residential space. 

Academic Building:

  • Lobe 5 scaffold has been erected
  • Parapet installation in progress
  • LL2 OH MEP is complete
  • LL1 Soffit work will commence next week

Site Work

  • Bridge pier work has begun.
  • Steele for Bridge is in the process of being delivered on-site
  • Pier concrete pours are ongoing

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: March 10, 2022

(Dates and plans are fluid and they may change)

Covid-19 

  • All crew members working the site are adhering to all Covid–19 protocols currently in place by the CDC and local Health Agencies.  

Safety Issues: 

  • North Bridge is closed. Please stay off of the bridge.  Please pay attention to the signs.     
  • Alternative access to Kresge, Porter, and the East side of campus is by the South Bridge located near Redwood Grove Building 12 and the Porter in-fill apartments. Directional signs are up. 

Saturday work is expected throughout the course of construction. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding while we improve the campus and the community. 

Finals week:  The Project crews have been informed of Finals week coming up and have scheduled more quiet work for this time March 11th – 18th.  There will be no Saturday work on March 12.

 

RNew Residence Halls:

RNew South (Building A) Residence Hall:   

  • Insultation installation is ongoing, Level 3 and Level 4 completed
  • Dry wall work is starting on Level 4 down to the lower floors
  • Z girts on North and West elevations are complete. Insulation to follow.

RNew Middle (Building B) Residence Hall:

  • HVAC rough in complete on lower floors
  • Stairs are complete and signed off on. Concrete infill at stairs is ongoing.

RNew North (Building C) Residence Hall:  

  • Fire Sprinkler work has started
  • Scaffolding on exterior has begun
  • Roof work is ongoing

The three RNew Residence Halls are 6 stories high.  The lower level floor is for mechanical equipment. The second floor of each building will be general use space for the residents of this building complex.  Elements on the second floor for each building will be a little different from one another.

The second floor of  Building A will include a large lounge that will be utilized for RA programs and general use by the residents of all three buildings.  This building will also include a program kitchen for Resident Assistants to use with their residents and an allergy kitchen for those students that have gone through the Disability Resource Center accommodation process whose dietary needs cannot be met by our dining program. 

Building B second floor will include a laundry room and a general lounge.

The basement of the North building is where the dining program will have storage and offices that will support the new "Owls Nest" cafe.  The second floor of the North building will contain the 'Owls Nest " Cafe.

The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floor of each building is residential space. 

Academic Building:

  • The large Crane has been removed. One crane left on site.
  • Exterior framing begins next week
  • Timber installation is ongoing

Site Work

  • Grading around Academic building ongoing
  • Street work for utilities is close to completion up to the main gate near Lot 145.

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: February 25, 2022

(Dates and plans are fluid and they may change)

Covid-19 

  • All crew members working the site are adhering to all Covid–19 protocols currently in place by the CDC and local Health Agencies.  

Safety Issues: 

  • North Bridge is closed. Please stay off of the bridge.  Please pay attention to the signs.     
  • Alternative access to Kresge, Porter, and the East side of campus is by the South Bridge located near Redwood Grove Building 12 and the Porter in-fill apartments. Directional signs are up.

Saturday work is expected throughout the course of construction. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding while we improve the campus and the community. 

RNew (A,B,C) Residence Halls:

RNew South (Building A) Residence Hall:   

  • Drywall work finishing up
  • Insulation is starting in the residential rooms
  • Exterior Z-girts are being installed to the exterior walls in preparation of insulation installation

RNew Middle (Building B) Residence Hall:

  • Fire sprinkler system is almost completed
  • Stair 1 is completed, Stair 2 to be completed next week.
  • Wrapping up domestic water systems

RNew North (Building C) Residence Hall:  

  • Roofing is complete
  • Framing is finishing up in restrooms and lower levels

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: February 7, 2022

(Dates and plans are fluid and they may change)

Covid-19 

  • All crew members working the site are adhering to all Covid–19 protocols currently in place by the CDC and local Health Agencies.  

Safety Issues: 

  • North Bridge is closed. Please stay off of the bridge.  Please pay attention to the signs.     
  • Alternative access to Kresge, Porter, and the East side of campus is by the South Bridge located near Redwood Grove Building 12 and the Porter in-fill apartments. Directional signs are up.

Saturday work is expected throughout the course of construction. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding while we improve the campus and the community. 

RNew Residence Halls:

RNew South (Building A) Residence Hall:   

  • Elevator drywall installation is in process.
  • Elevator installation is pending completion of drywall

 RNew Middle (Building B) Residence Hall: 

  • Rough-in of mechanical and electrical elements in progress
  • Goal is to have stairs and roof placed by early February
  • Additional crane has been brought in to install stairs in RNEW Middle (B Building)
  • Scaffolding is almost complete around the building

RNew North (Building C) Residence Hall:  

  • Water heater install has begun
  • Lift has been installed to deliver materials to upper floors

 The three RNew Residence Halls are 5 stories high.  The first floor of each building will be general use space for the residents of this building complex.  Elements on the first floor for each building will be a little different from one another.

The first floor of the South building will include a large lounge that will be utilized for RA programs and general use by the residents of all three buildings.  This building will also include a program kitchen for Resident Assistants to use with their residents and an allergy kitchen for those students that have gone through the Disability Resource Center accommodation process whose dietary needs cannot be met by our dining program. 

The middle building first floor will include a laundry room and a general lounge.

The basement of the North building is where the dining program will have storage and offices that will support the new "Owls Nest" cafe.  The first floor of the North building will contain the 'Owls Nest " Cafe.

The second, third, fourth and fifth floor of each building is residential space. 

Academic Building:

Crane has been brought in to set major beams for the building.
  • Lob 2 final slab is completed

Site Work

  • Grading around Academic building ongoing
  • Street work for utilities is close to completion up to the main gate near Lot 145.

  

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: January 2022

(Dates and plans are fluid and they may change)

Covid-19 

  • All crew members working the site are adhering to all Covid–19 protocols currently in place by the CDC and local Health Agencies.  

Safety Issues: 

  • Work on the North Bridge has begun. The bridge has been closed since the beginning of the quarter.  Because there has been no actual work done on the bridge some students have made a practice of disabling the locks and walking across the bridge for convenience in getting to the East side of campus or accessing Kresge.  When work begins the bridge will not be safe to cross.  Please pay attention to the signs.     
  • Alternative access to Kresge, Porter, and the East side of campus is by the South Bridge located near Redwood Grove Building 12 and the Porter in-fill apartments. Directional signs are up.

Saturday work is expected throughout the course of construction. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding while we improve the campus and the community. 

RNew Residence Halls:

RNew South (Building A) Residence Hall:   

  • Finalizing fire caulking on upper levels
  • Exterior work is in progress
  • Interiors on hold due to moisture mitigation
  • Moving forward with moisture mitigation plan on upper floors

RNew Middle (Building B) Residence Hall:

  • Rough-in of mechanical and electrical elements in progress
  • Goal is to have stairs and roof placed by the end of January

RNew North (Building C) Residence Hall:  

  • Install of Pac Walls/CLT (includes crane activity
  • Lift has been installed to deliver materials to upper floors 

The three RNew Residence Halls are 5 stories high.  The first floor of each building will be general use space for the residents of this building complex.  Elements on the first floor for each building will be a little different from one another.

The first floor of the South building will include a large lounge that will be utilized for RA programs and general use by the residents of all three buildings.  This building will also include a program kitchen for Resident Assistants to use with their residents and an allergy kitchen for those students that have gone through the Disability Resource Center accommodation process whose dietary needs cannot be met by our dining program. 

The middle building first floor will include a laundry room and a general lounge.

The basement of the North building is where the dining program will have storage and offices that will support the new "Owls Nest" cafe.  The first floor of the North building will contain the 'Owls Nest " Cafe.

The second, third, fourth and fifth floor of each building is residential space. 

Academic Building:

  • Stairwell pour has been completed
  • Lob 2 final slab pour in process
  • Striping forms
  • Formwork and rebar install

Site Work

  • Grading around Academic building ongoing
  • Trenching for utilities around Academic building in process
  • Temp generator install in prep for Lift at RNew North (Building C) building
  • Street work for utilities is ongoing and vault work is being completed

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: December 2021

(Dates and plans are fluid and they may change)

Covid-19  

  • All crew members working the site are adhering to all Covid–19 protocols currently in place by the CDC and local Health Agencies.  

Safety Issues: 

  • Work on the North Bridge will begin the week of November 29th. The bridge has been closed since the beginning of the quarter.  Because there has been no actual work done on the bridge some students have made a practice of disabling the locks and walking across the bridge for convenience in getting to the East side of campus or accessing Kresge.  When work begins the bridge will not be safe to cross.  Please pay attention to the signs.   
  • Alternative access to Kresge, Porter, and the East side of campus is by the South Bridge located near Redwood Grove Building 12 and the Porter in-fill apartments. Directional signs are up.

Saturday work is expected throughout the course of construction. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding while we improve the campus and the community. 

  • There will be no work on Saturday Dec. 4th the weekend before Finals begin.

RNew Residence Halls:

RNew South Residence Hall:   

  • General housekeeping
  • Hanging drywall (interior)
  • Hanging Densglass (Exterior)
  • Temp roof has been installed

RNew Middle Residence Hall:

  • Metal stud framing
  • Temp roof is now in place
  • Exterior skin install has begun.
  • Interior steel storefront supports are being installed.

RNew North Residence Hall:  

  • Install of Pac Walls/CLT (includes crane activity)
  • Metal stud framing
  • Topping Slab (Ground Floor)

The three RNew Residence Halls are 5 stories high.  The first floor of each building will be general use space for the residents of this building complex.  Elements on the first floor for each building will be a little different from one another.

The first floor of the South building will include a large lounge that will be utilized for RA programs and general use by the residents of all three buildings.  This building will also include a program kitchen for Resident Assistants to use with their residents and an allergy kitchen for those students that have gone through the Disability Resource Center accommodation process whose dietary needs cannot be met by our dining program. 

The middle building first floor will include a laundry room and a general lounge.

The basement of the North building is where the dining program will have storage and offices that will support the new "Owls Nest" cafe.  The first floor of the North building will contain the 'Owls Nest " Cafe.

The second, third, fourth and fifth floor of each building is residential space. 

Academic Building:

  • Metal stud framing
  • Standing Pac Walls
  • Striping forms
  • Formwork and rebar install

Bridge Work

  • Removing planks, installing supports and conduit

Site Work

  • Grading around Academic building
  • Wall E – concrete pour
  • Wall E – stripping forms
  • Trenching for utilities around Academic building 
  • For the month of November, please expect the following activities to continue: excavation for underground utility installation (water, sewer, power and communication lines), storm water management work due to rain, building wood framing, exterior framing and scaffolding, in-building plumbing, electrical and telecommunication installation, concrete placement, and roofing installation.  Trucks and heavy equipment may be used to help facilitate the work. 
  • There will be no work on Saturday Dec. 4th the weekend before Finals begin.

RNew Residence Halls:

RNew South Residence Hall:   

  • Scaffolding is up for exterior skin installation.
  • Elevator install has started
  • Framing on lower floor for glass installation has begun.
  • Temp roof has been installed

RNew Middle Residence Hall:

  • All exterior walls are up. Plumbing, wiring, sprinkler installation and stairs for the building is in process.
  • Temp roof is now in place
  • Exterior skin install has begun.
  • Interior steel storefront supports are being installed.

RNew North Residence Hall:  

  • Concrete topping slab has been completed.
  • Mechanical work on lower floor has been completed
  • Exterior walls are going up

The three RNew Residence Halls are 5 stories high.  The first floor of each building will be general use space for the residents of this building complex.  Elements on the first floor for each building will be a little different from one another.

The first floor of the South building will include a large lounge that will be utilized for RA programs and general use by the residents of all three buildings.  This building will also include a program kitchen for RAs to use with their residents and an allergy kitchen for those students that have gone through the DRC accommodation process whose dietary needs cannot be met by our dining program. 

The middle building first floor will include a laundry room and a general lounge.

The basement of the North building is where the dining program will have storage and offices that will support the new "Owls Nest" cafe.  The first floor of the North building will contain the 'Owls Nest " Cafe.

The second, third, fourth and fifth floor of each building is residential space. 

Academic Building:

  • Shotcrete is completed
  • Auditorium walls are going up.
  • Elevated deck work is in progress.

Porter/Kresge Road: Utility and vault work is occurring on the Porter/Kresge Road from the I Lounge up to Kresge Parking lot 145, Monday – Friday there will be times when the road is reduced to one lane.  There will be flaggers on site to provide direction.

  

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: October 2021

(Dates and plans are fluid and they may change)

Project Overview:

UCSC is renewing and expanding Kresge College undergraduate housing, academic programming and student support spaces. The Kresge College Major Revitalization Project includes three new residential buildings for first year and continuing students, adding 402 beds, sitewide ADA upgrades, and completion of a new academic building which includes a 600-person lecture hall.

Plans are being finalized to identify how the existing Kresge Proper apartments (R1, R2, R3, R4, R6, R8, R9, R10, R11) will be renovated, The plan will determine how many apartment beds will be brought on line for continuing Kresge students.  In the past we have been limited on how many beds were available at Kresge Proper for continuing students.

Kresge J & K are not scheduled for renovation and will continue to be made available to Kresge continuing students.

The construction project utilizes many Green building techniques, including locally sourced materials, sustainable building products, and is expected to achieve LEED silver and gold when complete. The buildings themselves will be efficient by minimize energy consumption and waste, and includes an innovative sitewide rainwater harvesting and locally grown indigenous plants. The project also works to minimize its impact on the local environment by implementing storm water pollution prevention measures, biological surveys, tree protection zones, and more.

Covid-19 

  •  All crew members working the site are adhering to all Covid–19 protocols currently in place by the CDC and local Health Agencies.  

Safety Issues: 

  • We have had a number of individuals enter into the construction site. Please stay out of the site.  There are a lot of open trenches and hazards in the site. 
  • Only authorized personnel are allowed inside the construction site.

RNew Residence Halls:

RNew South Residence Hall:   

  • Scaffolding is almost up for exterior skin installation.
  • Elevator install has started
  • Framing on lower floor for glass installation has begun.
  • Transformers for RNew are on site

RNew Middle Residence Hall:

  • Exterior walls are going up. Plumbing, wiring, sprinkler installation and stairs for the building is in process.
  • Roof going up by 10/21

 RNew North Residence Hall:   

  • Concrete topping slab has been completed.
  • Mechanical work on lower floor has been completed

The three RNew Residence Halls are 5 stories high.  The first floor of each building will be general use space for the residents of this building complex.  Elements on the first floor for each building will be a little different from one another.

The first floor of the South building will include a large lounge that will be utilized for RA programs and general use by the residents of all three buildings.  This building will also include a program kitchen for RAs to use with their residents and an allergy kitchen for those students that have gone through the DRC accommodation process whose dietary needs cannot be met by our dining program. 

The middle building first floor will include a laundry room and a general lounge.

The basement of the North building is where the dining program will have storage and offices that will support the new "Owls Nest" cafe.  The first floor of the North building will contain the 'Owls Nest " Cafe.

The second, third, fourth and fifth floor of each building is residential space.  Each floor will house 35 students plus one RA. Each floor will have three singles, five triples and six large triples, a common bathroom and a lounge. The residential floors of these buildings will be wood frame construction.

Academic Building:  

  • Shotcrete is completed
  • Auditorium walls are going up.
  • Elevated deck work is in progress.

North Bridge:  The bridge closest to the R8 apartment building and the Academic building is offline September 10., 2021 through August 31, 2022.  We have had some reports that individuals have been on the bridge.  Please stay off the bridge.

Alternative access to Kresge and Porter College are by the South Bridge located near Redwood Grove Building 12 and the Porter in-fill apartments.  Directional signs are up.

Porter/Kresge Road: Utility and vault work is occurring on the Porter/Kresge Road from the I Lounge up to Kresge Parking lot 145, Monday – Friday there will be times when the road is reduced to one lane.  There will be flaggers on site to provide direction.  Work on the road going from I Lounge up to the first entrance to Kresge is scheduled to be completed by mid-October.

Weekend work: 

There will be some work done on the weekends to try and get work done prior to the rainy season, (I think we still have a rainy season).  When weekend work is scheduled the Residential Life office will send out a notice to all residents 48 hours prior to the weekend work.

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: September 2021

(Dates and plans are fluid and they may change)

Covid-19 – All crew members working the site are adhering to all Covid–19 protocols currently in place by the CDC and local Health Agencies.  

Safety Issues:  As we prepare to come back to campus there are more pedestrians coming through Kresge.  As you walk through Kresge please be aware of your surroundings.  We still have individuals accidently walking into the construction site during the weekday because some of the gates are open to allow deliveries to the site.

Only authorized personnel are allowed inside the construction site. 

RNew Residence Halls:

RNew South Residence Hall:   Plumbing, wiring, fire sprinkler installation and stairs for the building is in process.

Scaffolding for exterior skin installation will go up mid to late September.

RNew Middle Residence Hall: Exterior walls are going up.  Plumbing, wiring, sprinkler installation and stairs for the building is in process.

Lift has been attached to the building to facilitate material load in to upper levels.

RNew North Residence Hall:  Concrete deck pours are in process.

The three RNew Residence Halls are 5 stories high.  The first floor of each building will be general use space for the residents of this building complex.  Elements on the first floor for each building will be a little different from one another.

The first floor of the South building will include a large lounge that will be utilized for RA programs and general use by the residents of all three buildings.  This building will also include a program kitchen for RAs to use with their residents and an allergy kitchen for those students that have gone through the DRC accommodation process whose dietary needs cannot be met by our dining program. 

The middle building first floor will include a laundry room and a general lounge.

The basement of the North building is where the dining program will have storage and offices that will support the new "Owls Nest" cafe.  The first floor of the North building will contain the 'Owls Nest " Cafe.

The second, third, fourth and fifth floor of each building is residential space.  Each floor will house 35 students plus one RA. Each floor will have three singles, five triples and six large triples, a common bathroom and a lounge. The residential floors of these buildings will be wood frame construction.

Academic Building: Lower deck concrete pour has been completed.  Additional forms for the second level are being built.

Auditorium footing excavation has begun.

North Bridge:  The bridge closest to the R8 apartment building and the Academic building will go offline starting September 10., 2021.  The bridge will be off-line until August 31, 2022. 

Alternative access to Kresge and Porter College will be by the South Bridge located near Redwood Grove Building 12 and the Porter in-fill apartments.  Directional signs are being created and will be placed when the bridge goes off line.

Porter/Kresge Road: Utility location and vault work is occurring on the Porter/Kresge Road from the I Lounge up to Kresge Parking lot 145, Monday – Friday there will be times when the road is reduced to one lane.  There will be flaggers on site to provide direction.  Work scheduled to be completed by mid-September.

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: August 2021

(Dates and plans are fluid and they may change)

Covid-19 – All crew members working the site are adhering to all Covid–19 protocols currently in place by the CDC and local Health Agencies.  

Safety Issues:  As we prepare to come back to campus there are more pedestrians coming through Kresge.  As you walk through Kresge please be aware of your surroundings.  We still have individuals accidently walking into the construction site during the weekday because some of the gates are open to allow deliveries to the site.

RNew Residence Halls:

The walls for the second – fifth floors of the RNew South Residence Hall are up. Framing for the internal walls are in place.  Plumbing and wiring for the building is in process.

The Lift is in place for workers to access the entirety of RNew South including the roof.

Preparation for upper level walls for the RNew Middle building is proceeding.  Walls will start going up shortly.

 The RNew North Residence Halls concrete pours are in process.

The three RNew buildings are 5 stories high.  The first floor of each building will be general use space for the residents of this building complex.  Elements on the first floor for each building will be a little different from one another.

The first floor of the South building will include a large lounge that will be utilized for RA programs and general use by the residents of all three buildings.  This building will also include a program kitchen for RAs to use with their residents and an allergy kitchen for those students that have gone through the DRC accommodation process whose dietary needs cannot be met by our dining program. 

The middle building first floor will include a laundry room and a general lounge.

The basement of the North building is where the dining program will have storage and offices that will support the new "Owls Nest" cafe.  The first floor of the North building will contain the 'Owls Nest " Cafe.

The second, third, fourth and fifth floor of each building is residential space.  Each floor will house 35 students plus one RA. Each floor will have three singles, five triples and six large triples, a common bathroom and a lounge. The residential floors of these buildings will be wood frame construction.

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: July 1,  2021

(Dates and plans are fluid and they may change)

Covid-19 – All crew working the site are adhering to all Covid–19 protocols currently in place by the CDC and local Health Agencies.  

RNew Residence Halls:

The walls for the second – fifth floors of the RNew South Residence Hall have begun to go up. The third floor exterior and interior walls are in place.  The fourth floor is beginning to be built.  The walls for these floors will be constructed with cross-laminated timber (CLT).

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a large-scale, prefabricated, solid engineered wood panel. Lightweight yet very strong, with superior acoustic, fire, seismic, and thermal performance, CLT is also fast and easy to install, generating almost no waste onsite. CLT offers design flexibility and low environmental impacts.

Concrete has been poured for floors in the RNew Middle Residence Hall.   The RNew North Residence Halls concrete pours are in process.

The three RNew buildings are 5 stories high.  The first floor of each building will be general use space for the residents of this building complex.  Elements on the first floor for each building will be a little different from one another.

The first floor of the South building will include a large lounge that will be utilized for RA programs and general use by the residents of all three buildings.  This building will also include a program kitchen for RAs to use with their residents and an allergy kitchen for those students that have gone through the DRC accommodation process whose dietary needs cannot be met by our dining program. 

The middle building first floor will include a laundry room and a general lounge.

The basement of the North building is where the dining program will have storage and offices that will support the new "Owls Nest" cafe.  The first floor of the North building will contain the 'Owls Nest " Cafe.

The second, third, fourth and fifth floor of each building is residential space.  Each floor will house 35 students plus one RA. Each floor will have three singles, five triples and six large triples, a common bathroom and a lounge. The residential floors of these buildings will be wood frame construction.

Academic Building: Foundation work continues on for the new academic building.  Rebar has been set and concrete has been poured.  Several support walls have already had concrete poured.  Additional support wall concrete pours are

 Cisterns:  There are several water retention cisterns built into the RNew Residence Hall site.  The first cistern located near RNew South has been placed.  The second cistern will be near RNew North

North Bridge:  The bridge closet to the R8 apartment building and the Academic building will go offline sometime this Summer. The bridge will be off-line for a significant period of time.  Alternative access to Kresge and Porter College will be by the South Bridge located near Redwood Grove Building 12 and the Porter in-fill apartments. 

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: June 1,  2021

(Dates and plans are fluid and they may change)

Covid-19 – All crew working the site are adhering to all Covid–19 protocols currently in place by the CDC and local Health Agencies.  

RNew Residence Halls:

The walls for the second – fifth floors of the RNew South Residence Hall have begun to go up. The second floor exterior and interior walls are in place.  The walls for these floors will be constructed with cross-laminated timber (CLT).

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a large-scale, prefabricated, solid engineered wood panel. Lightweight yet very strong, with superior acoustic, fire, seismic, and thermal performance, CLT is also fast and easy to install, generating almost no waste onsite. CLT offers design flexibility and low environmental impacts.

 Concrete is being poured for floors on the RNew Middle and RNew North Residence Halls.

The three RNew buildings are 5 stories high.  The first floor of each building will be general use space for the residents of this building complex.  Elements on the first floor for each building will be a little different from one another.

The first floor of the South building will include a large lounge that will be utilized for RA programs and general use by the residents of all three buildings.  This building will also include a program kitchen for RAs to use with their residents and an allergy kitchen for those students that have gone through the DRC accommodation process whose dietary needs cannot be met by our dining program. 

The middle building first floor will include a laundry room and a general lounge.

The basement of the North building is where the dining program will have storage and offices that will support the new "Owls Nest" cafe.  The first floor of the North building will contain the 'Owls Nest " Cafe.

The second, third, fourth and fifth floor of each building is residential space.  Each floor will house 35 students plus one RA. Each floor will have three singles, five triples and six large triples, a common bathroom and a lounge. The residential floors of these buildings will be wood frame construction.

Academic Building: Foundation work continues on for the new academic building.  Rebar has been set and concrete has been poured.  Several support walls have already had concrete poured.  Additional support wall concrete pours are scheduled for June 8 – 9

Cisterns:  There are several water retention cisterns built into the RNew Residence Hall site.  The first cistern located near RNew South has been placed and finishing work should be completed the first week of June.

North Bridge:  The bridge closet to the R8 apartment building and the Academic building will go offline sometime this Summer.  Schedule is in the process of being finalized This work will make the bridge and the Heller Drive bus stop accessible.  The bridge will be off-line for a significant period of time.  Alternative access to Kresge and Porter College will be by the South Bridge located near Redwood Grove Building 12 and the Porter in-fill apartments.  More information will come out once the schedule is finalized and work begins.

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: May 14,  2021 

(Dates and plans are fluid and they may change)

Covid-19 – All crew working the site are wearing PPE equipment including face masks.  

RNEW Residence Halls

The walls for the second – fifth floors of the RNew South Residence Hall have begun to go up. The walls for these floors will be constructed with cross-laminated timber (CLT).

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a large-scale, prefabricated, solid engineered wood panel. Lightweight yet very strong, with superior acoustic, fire, seismic, and thermal performance, CLT is also fast and easy to install, generating almost no waste onsite. CLT offers design flexibility and low environmental impacts.

Concrete is being poured on the RNew Middle and RNew North Residence Halls.

The three RNew buildings are 5 stories high.  The first floor of each building will be general use space for the residents of this building complex.  Elements on the first floor for each building will be a little different from one another.

The first floor of the South building will include a large lounge that will be utilized for RA programs and general use by the residents of all three buildings.  This building will also include a program kitchen for RAs to use with their residents and an allergy kitchen for those students that have gone through the DRC accommodation process whose dietary needs cannot be met by our dining program. 

The middle building first floor will include a laundry room and a general lounge.

The basement of the North building is where the dining program will have storage and offices that will support the new "Owls Nest" cafe.  The first floor of the North building will contain the 'Owls Nest " Cafe.

The second, third, fourth and fifth floor of each building is residential space.  Each floor will house 35 students plus one RA. Each floor will have three singles, five triples and six large triples, a common bathroom and a lounge. The residential floors of these buildings will be wood frame construction.

Academic Building: Foundation work continues on for the new academic building.  Rebar has been set and concrete has been poured.  Support walls are starting to go up.

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: January 25, 2021

The project keeps pushing on.  Swinnerton Construction has laid the foundations for the three new residential buildings and are in the process of pouring the concrete walls that will make up the first floor of each building.  As a reminder the three new buildings are 5 stories high.  The first floor of each building will be general use space for the residents of this building complex.  Elements on the first floor for each building will be a little different from one another.

The first floor of the South building will include a large lounge that will be utilized for RA programs and general use by the residents of all three buildings.  This building will also include a program kitchen for RAs to use with their residents and an allergy kitchen for those students that have gone through the DRC accommodation process whose dietary needs can not be met by our dining program. 

The middle building first floor will include a laundry room and a general lounge.

The basement of the North building is where the dining program will have storage and offices that will support the new "Owls Nest" cafe.  The first floor of the North building will contain the 'Owls Nest " Cafe.

The second, third, fourth and fifth floor of each building is residential space.  Each floor will house 35 students plus one RA. Each floor will have three singles, five triples and six large triples, a common bathroom and a lounge. The residential floors of these buildings will be wood frame construction.

The foundation for the new academic building which is located where the old Town Hall/Cafe/Programs office spaces were housed is in the process of being prepared for the concrete slab to be poured.  The Academic building will include the following:

  • Classroom space: 600 seat lecture hall, 150 seat classroom, 50 seat classroom, 35 seat classroom
  • Computer lab
  • Film & Digital Media office space
  • History of Arts & Visual Communication (HVAC) office space
  • Science Communication department
  • Writing Department office space
  • Kresge Academic Office

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: June 8, 2020

(Dates and plans are fluid and they may change)

RNEW Residence Halls: The foundation work continues for all three buildings.  There have been concrete pours for RNEW South and RNEW Middle buildings.  Foundation framing for RNEW North is to begin this coming week. 

Cell Tower Removal:  The Cell Tower located on apartment building R4 is being relocated to Apartment Building R2 in preparation of work to be done on R4 in the future.

Covid-19 – Protocols are being followed on-site. 

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: April 28, 2020 

(Dates and plans are fluid and they may change)

Utility work – Porter/Kresge Road – Work Crews have marked the road to locate utilities that run underneath the road. If needed potholing will begin shortly.  The road will remain open and have traffic control staff on the road as needed. 

Town Hall Complex – The Town Hall Complex demolition has been completed.  The site is now being prepared for the new academic building construction.

RNEW Residence Halls – The foundation work for all three buildings is now proceeding with concrete pours to follow.

Covid-19 – All crew working the site are wearing PPE equipment including face masks.  

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: April 14, 2020

You can read more about Kresge’s renewal project, and see renderings online at

 reports.news.ucsc.edu/kresge

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: March 26, 2020 

(Dates and plans are fluid and they may change) 

R8 pathway – The pathway behind R8 is now open again for foot traffic.

Utility work – Porter/Kresge Road – Work Crews have marked the road to locate utilities that run underneath the road. If needed potholing will begin shortly.  The road will remain open and have traffic control staff on the road as needed. 

Town Hall Complex – The Town Hall Complex demolition got delayed a week due to the weather.  Demo will begin March 30thand is scheduled to last approximately three weeks.

RNEW Residence Halls– Shotcrete work has been completed.  Concrete work is to begin soon.

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: Februrary 28, 2020

(Dates and plans are fluid and they may change)

 Power Outage:  March 2, 2020 – R6 & R8 – 7 am – 4 pm the power will be out in these two buildings in order to reroute the fire alarm panels from Town Hall to R8.  If work goes well, power may be restored earlier than 4 pm. Residential students will receive an additional notice about the power outage.

Fire Alarm Testing: March 4 & March 5 - As a check to make sure all the alarms at Kresge Proper are back on-line after the Town Hall fire panel re-route there will be testing on March 4 & March 5 starting after 9 am.  Fire Alarms will go off in all of the buildings located in Kresge Proper at various times during these two days.  The buildings impacted include all residential buildings as well as all academic buildings. When an alarm goes off in your building please evacuate.  You can return to your building once the alarms are silenced unless instructed otherwise by on-site staff.  Staff will also be going into selected individual rooms to make sure the local alarms are working properly during these two days of testing. Staff will be on-site to establish a Fire Watch for the days that the alarms are off-line, March 2 & March 3.

Porter/Kresge Road – Safety Concerns:  The road is closed to all non-authorized traffic 24/7. Construction is picking up and the roads are getting more and more impacted with equipment and moving vehicles.

Water main work along the Porter/Kresge Road is now completed.

Shoring - Shoring systems for the project is underway and will continue for the next two weeks 

Finals Week: Work will still continue on-site, but it will be what is called “quiet work” so there shouldn’t be excessive noise coming from the construction site during Finals.

 Town Hall Complex – Additional abatement needs to take place in the Town Hall so the demolition date has been changed.  The Town Hall complex is now scheduled for demolition the week of March 23rd.  

Wood from the old Rec room and the old Town Hall have been salvaged and are currently stored in the Kresge Student Lounge.  The wood will be used for the flooring in the new Town Hall.

February 18, 2020  You will see an increase in people walking the Kresge Site on that day.  We are in the bid process for the Final Phase of the project and a number of sub-contractors will be on-site getting information in preparation to submit their bids for working on the project.  Swinerton staff will be out helping direct traffic and getting the sub-contractors parked so that there is minimal traffic congestion.

Porter/Kresge Road – Safety Concerns:  We still have some bicyclists using the Porter/Kresge Road from Kresge lot 145 to Heller Drive.  Please stay off this road. The road is closed to all non-authorized traffic 24/7. 

Water main along the Porter/Kresge Road is scheduled to be completed by the end of next week.

Shoring - Shoring systems for the project will be constructed for the next three weeks.

Town Hall Complex – Abatement of the Town Hall Complex is now completed.  The next phase of work includes rerouting electrical and fire alarm systems in preparation of the demolition phase of the complex.

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: January 16, 2020

The Kresge North Bridge near the Town Hall will be closed on Tuesday, January 21ststarting at 7 am. Fencing will go up to block access to the bridge.  The construction crew is doing electrical work behind R8 and they need controlled access to the bridge.  Please use the South Bridge located near the Porter in-fill apartments and the I Lounge. If you are coming from the Kresge bus stop there is a pathway through Redwood Grove apartments that will get you to the South Bridge.  

We ask that pedestrian traffic stay off of Heller Drive.  The work is scheduled to last one day.  Once the work is completed access to the bridge will resume.  

Porter/Kresge Road – Safety Concerns:  We still have some bicyclists and pedestrians using the Porter/Kresge Road from Kresge lot 145 to Heller Drive.  Please stay off this section of the road. The road is closed to all non-authorized traffic 24/7. 

Construction is starting to ramp up near and on this road. A water main is scheduled to start being installed along the Porter/Kresge Road next week.

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: January 2, 2020

A fence is up behind R8 to block passage to the dirt path behind the building.  The path will be blocked until around 1/17/20.  The Construction crew are doing temporary power and fire alarm work in this area and they need to block the path off from pedestrian traffic.

The Porter/Kresge road going North from Kresge lot 145 to Heller Drive is blocked off  for construction traffic only.  No unauthorized vehicles, bicycles or pedestrians should be on this stretch of road for the duration of the project.

R7, the Triplets, and the Rec room have now been taken down.  

Asbestos abatement in the Town Hall Complex is in process and the demolition of this building will begin soon.  The Town Hall Complex is the last building to come down during the first phase of construction.

The construction trailers are now on site.  They  are located in part of lot 147 next to Annex B and the I Lounge.  The remaining lot is available for regular permit parking.

Kresge Lot 143 is available for regular permit parking.  Kresge Lot 145 is currently off-line for a Physical Plant project not related to the Kresge Renewal project.  Lot 145 is anticipated to become available for regular permit parking in mid-January.

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts  November 26, 2019

  • Contractor is working on isolating utilities in preparation for demo of R7, Triplets, Rec Center and eventually Town Hall.
  • Excavation will be starting in the forested area, (also known as the Kresge Meadow) where the new residential halls will be located
  • R7 demo will be starting soon, as soon as the Contractor isolates utilities.  We anticipate this will be next week.  
  • Abatement for the triplets and rec center will continue.
  • Jobsite trailers will arrive sometime in December; we are working on finalizing a new date with the Contractor
  • A small closet is scheduled to be built in the Kresge Student Lounge to store the wood flooring from the racquet ball court that is going to be repurposed in the new Town Hall building
  • The December 5thTown Hall meeting is going to be rescheduled for some time in January.

Information for Reference

  • Work time when school is in session typically will run 8am – 4pm Monday – Friday.  There will be noise restrictions for dead week / finals week.
  • Porter / Kresge Road will be closed to the public from upper Heller (new North Remote Lot 150) to Lot 143 through August 2021.  Contractor and emergency vehicles only will be allowed southbound on Porter Kresge Road from Heller.  Vehicles entering onto Porter Kresge Road from the south can turnaround at Parking Lots 143/ 145; the road will be closed to through-traffic north of parking lots 143/ 145.
  • Road restrictions apply to pedestrian and bicycle traffic as well.

Look Ahead 

  • We anticipate demo of the Triplets starting Dec 16
  • Pedestrian and Bike Signage, and general project signage, will be posted in December

Construction Updates, Activities & Impacts: October 30, 2019

  • Contractor mobilization and survey work has begun.

  • Work time when school is in session typically will run 8 am - 4 pm Monday - Friday.  There will be noise restrictions for dead week/final week.

  • Porter/Kresge Road will be closed shortly to the public from upper Heller (new North Remote Lot 150) to Lot 143 through August 2021.  This includes bicyclists and pedestrians as well. Contractor and emergency vehicles only will be allowed southbound on Porter/Kresge Road from Heller.  Vehicles entering onto Porter/Kresge Road from the south can turnaround at Parking lot 143/145; the road will be closed to through-traffic north of parking lots 143/145.

  • We anticipate trailers will be brought to the site on November 18th.

The next Town Hall meeting to discuss the Kresge Renewal Project is Wednesday, November 13, 6 pm - 7:30 pm in the I Lounge located across from Kresge J & K apartments.

The initial site preparation has been completed.  We are now in the set-up stage for Swinerton Construction company to come in and begin preparation for construction to fully begin.

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: October 10, 2019

October

  • Work time when school is in session typically runs 8am—4pm, Monday—Friday
  • Once construction begins, Porter/Kresge Road will be closed to the public from upper Heller (near North Perimeter Lot 150) to lot 143 thru August 2021
  • Contractor traffic/emergency vehicles will be one-way southbound form Upper Heller to lot 143 through the duration of this closure
  • Pedestrian traffic from Camper park will need to use the sidewalk on Heller Drive once the Porter/Kresge Road is closed off for construction and emergency vehicles.

November

  • Swinerton Construction will start to bring in their trailers to be used for their on-site offices November 1. Kresge main lot 145 will be closed off to all non-construction parking. 
  • Lot 143 will be partially used for a construction trailer and the remaining lot will be available for permit parking
  • Lot 147 will not be affected by the project
  • The next open Kresge Redevelopment Town Hall will be, Wednesday, November 6th,

6 pm – 7:30 pm in the I Lounge

 

Construction Updates, Activities and Impacts: August 28, 2019

Welcome to Kresge College. The coming academic year is going to be an exciting one at Kresge. After three years of planning and thousands of hours spent in meetings and town halls involving students, staff, faculty, alums, and architects we are starting the construction phase of the Kresge Renewal Project. This is a four-year project. Construction is scheduled to end in fall of 2023. You can read more about the project and see renderings online at reports.news.ucsc.edu/kresge.

The project will include a new Kresge Town Hall, new and renovated lounges and outdoor gathering spaces, new student and faculty academic space, and new and renovated residential space. The project will also include a new academic building that will house classroom space, the Kresge College Academic Office, computer lab and be home to the Science Communication Program, History of Art & Visual Culture, Film & Digital Media, and Writing program offices.

Once the project is completed we will have approximately 400 new beds for first-year students in three traditional style residence halls, and 280 beds for continuing students.

The project was designed to use the existing footprint of Kresge College in order to have the least amount of impact on the environment. The three new residential buildings were designed to curve around some of the larger redwood groves located in the Kresge Meadow.

Although Kresge will be under construction we will be providing all the services and programs we have offered in the past. Starting fall 2019, we will have approximately three hundred new frosh living at Kresge and another 40 Kresge frosh living at Porter College. The Kresge students at Porter will be housed together in Porter B-Building and as soon as space becomes available we will be moving those students over to Kresge.

Initial site preparation is scheduled to go from late August to early September, from 7am to 7pm, Monday through Friday. Typically, the construction crews do not work on the weekends. When they do it is by special permission and notices will go out to the community prior to the weekend work happening. We have the earlier and later construction time during the first phase to get as much site work done prior to when the majority of our students get back on campus.

We will use this blog to update the community about the project as it progresses. We will also have town hall meetings throughout the year to update the community on the project. Fall quarter town hall meetings are scheduled in the evening on October 2, November 6, and December 4 in the I-Lounge near the Porter Apartments.

Late August - early September

  • Fencing goes up around Phase 2 construction site (see map [PDF])

Early September

  • Site preparation begins
  • Porter/Kresge Road closed to the public from North of the Piazetta Main entrance (across from Lot 143) to the North Perimeter Lot 150
  • Traffic from Kresge Lot 143 to the Porter Main entrance will remain two way and open
  • Kresge Lots 143 and 145 (main Lots still fully accessible to public)
  • Kresge Lot 147 (near I Lounge fully accessible to public)

There will be no construction work during our main move-ins, Sept. 20—22. Work time when school is in session typically runs 8am—4pm, Monday—Friday.

If you have any questions about the Kresge Renewal Project please feel free to contact me.


Mike Yamauchi-Gleason
Senior Director – College Student Life
Porter and Kresge Colleges
myg@ucsc.edu