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By Cider Jim
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ballcoach15 wrote:I am amazed at the number of people I have met who live in Forest and take 221 when going to LU

I take 221 to 501 South.
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By Class of 20Something
#552433 Fencing is up for the vines expansion
By rogers3
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ballcoach15 wrote:What is purpose of hearings ?


Thehearings are mainly to have LU explain how the construction will impact the area- mainly in the way of traffic. Should sail smoothly through Planning and Council. This is part of the process that LU follows with the zoning they have. The city would basically monitor to ensure that LU follows their master plan and doesn't exceed the parameters that they set for themselves.
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By Class of 20Something
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ballcoach15 wrote:I would like to see all of them go out at one time, and stay off for about 4 hours, just to see the impact on traffic.


Then they become 4 way stops, but none of the idiots around here know that.
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By Purple Haize
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Class of 20Something wrote:
ballcoach15 wrote:I would like to see all of them go out at one time, and stay off for about 4 hours, just to see the impact on traffic.


Then they become 4 way stops, but none of the idiots around here know that.


I’m with ballcoach on this one. So long as I am NOT in it but can just watch. I’m sadistic like that
By rogers3
#552547 The arena passed planning without a problem. Really nice looking facility- had a great retractable seatback design that allowed the floor to really open up. I hope we have games one day that draw 7,8,9000, but this will be a great venue for our typical attendance.
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By cruzan_flame13
#552935 Very excited that the school is planning to renovate and expand the field hockey and lacrosse fields. This is a win for the programs which will make them grow towards elite status and gain top recruits on campus (especially from the east coast). Some will question why this is important, but the Big East, MCLA and hopefully women’s lacrosse in the ASUN will expand their brands even more on a national level.
By ALAFlamesFan
#553111 Any updates on the timeline for the Business school project? Originally it was Fall 18 but it isn't even dried in yet. I am thinking it would be lucky to open in time for Spring 19 classes.
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By Class of 20Something
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ALAFlamesFan wrote:Any updates on the timeline for the Business school project? Originally it was Fall 18 but it isn't even dried in yet. I am thinking it would be lucky to open in time for Spring 19 classes.



Just drove by. I don't have an inside track on the completion date, but most of the standard sized windows are in and the dome is being installed.

They have started demoing parking lots for university Blvd to branch to the other side of business and the bookstore.

It doesn't look like too much was added to the hill dorms, the first one has a new peaked roofline being installed.
By Old Red
#553141 I’ll be surprised, & disappointed, if the only “face lift” they give those dorms is a metal roof.
It wouldn’t be that hard to add some touches to make them look more like the Commons, or academic buildings that surround them.
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By Cider Jim
#553143 Ballcoach, you need to enter by the tunnnel on Wards Road and either drive straight or park in the garage and walk (or ride your bike).
By Old Red
#553650 I was on campus last night & noticed they’ve got metal roofs started on about half of the hill dorms. It looks like they’ve abandoned the idea of adding additional floors to any of the buildings.
Hopefully they still end up adding atriums between halls in the future. I think that would be a big hit with the students living there.

Do you think they’ll end up adding floors to the old dorms across from the commons, or maybe there’s another new dorm in pipeline we just haven’t heard about yet?
By badger74
#553680 According to the tour I was just on around LU they said the older 2 story units cant carry another story but the 3 story ones could. Also said that the reason for new roofs was that the old ones looked ugly from the top of the Tower (true).
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By LUAlum1215
#553689 Work has picked up on Liberty Mountain Drive roadway behind the natatorium. They were burning large piles of brush from the new roadway that will connect at the new Odd Fellows Road extension over 460. Also had drainage pipe ready to be installed in the same areas.
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By LUAlum1215
#555334 University Blvd should be open by the end of the week if not before. They have started pulling construction fencing down and are finishing the installation of road signs. The new road along 460 has been striped and may be open soon as well.