FREDONIA – Construction projects on the Fredonia State College campus are nearing an end as the five-year comprehensive plan for renovation of the campus ended in 2013.
The major project is a new science center building adjacent to Houghton Hall. Construction started in 2011 and is expected to be completed in the spring.
The final touches to the interior are being completed, with furniture and fixtures expected to be delivered soon. At a cost of $60 million, the new facility will allow the college to expand its science degree programs. A greenhouse is part of the construction of learning facilities.
Townhouse style residence halls are also under construction. Each unit includes a kitchen, living/dining area, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The townhouses will accommodate 200 students. This $30 million project is 90 percent complete and will be available for students to move in for the fall semester.
An addition to the Rockefeller Arts Center is in the bidding phase and is expected to be under construction in May this year. The project will provide a 53,715-square-foot addition that is expected to be used year-round for programs, workshops and summer camps.
The projects are part of a five-year plan that totaled $153 million.