Penn State Beaver recently held a grand opening ceremony for its newly renovated Brodhead Bistro dining commons, a $1.75 million project that renovated and expanded the existing 30-year-old dining hall. The project also linked the dining commons with the Study Learning Center with a 4,000-square-foot connector.
This transformation to a new state-of-the-art food court provides more choices for students and is more convenient with expanded hours. Other amenities still planned for the connector include an automated teller machine, a ticket outlet for The Bryce Jordan Center and a culinary vending cart.
Housing and Food Services spent an additional $300,000 on new furnishings for the dining commons.
At Penn State DuBois, a project to increase the number of parking spaces has been announced. The preliminary design of the project that will expand student parking across from the campus, south of Route 255, calls for the addition of 200 new parking spaces to the 156 student parking spots that currently exist.
With the expansion of this lot, the campus will have a total of 489 parking spaces available to students, faculty, staff and visitors. The University has allocated $600,000 for the campus project. Engineers Lee Simpson & Associates will design the project and do preliminary permit work. The project is expected to go to bid on March 1, and work will begin after April 15.
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