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LSU Campus Construction Update (Updated Article on Dalrymple Roundabout 8-5)


After driving around campus this morning and doing some research online, thought Id update ya'll on whats going on around campus..... nb4it'll never be ready in time


Advocate Article on LSU Sports Facility Construction






More Parking by Alex Box
Looks like their adding more parking next to alex box closest to nicholson by the railroad tracks. Hopefully they will keep it free so that the tailgaters that usually tailgate across nicholson can be closer to the Stadium but knowing LSU I doubt it. The pipe construction across nicholson is finally done and they should be adding an LSU sign to mark the "entrance" of campus.



North Stadium Plaza
Saw they were cutting the North Endzone Scoreboard up and adding the soundsystem in it since the sound system used to be in the south endzone scoreboard

Proposed:



Recent Update:



South Stadium
Proposed:



Recent Update:



LSU Tennis Facility
Set to be built near Alex Box Stadium on Gourier (I think, I know they talked about putting it out near UClub but heard that changed Recently)
Proposed:



Gymnastics Facility:
I think this will be attached to the backside of the Indoor Track when the Tennis Courts are moved
Proposed:




LSU Athletic Dining Hall
Located on the backside of the football Ops Building.




Non-Athletic Campus Improvements Planned

Nicholson Gateway Project
Planned Mixed Use development in old Alex box location. Tearing down old marriage dorms and building new housing for students.
Proposed:




LSU UREC
Renovating the REC and REC fields (by River Road). Adding an outdoor pool, more tennis and basketball courts to existing rec. Moving Baseball, softball, and football/soccer fields to River Road side (which will be expanded)
UREC Expansion Plans


POOOL


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New CEBA
Turning CEBA (Patrick Taylor) to an Engineering building. Completion Date: 2017
Proposed:


Adding Green Space/bike lanes, cutting traffic off to Tower Drive(street williams, howe russell are on)
Completion: This summer
Now:

Proposed:



Adding bike lanes and green space to Fieldhouse drive (street lockett is on):
Completiong: This summer
Now:

Proposed:


WHAT I THINK SHOULD BE CHANGED:

Saw these plans a few years back, but why we have a track team that is consistently in the Top10 and we havent redone the Indoor Track is beyond me. Here is the proposal i saw years ago....



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Other Info from LSU's Senate Mtg Last Fall:
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There will be improvements on the north side and on Stadium Drive that are paid for by donors from 5 fundraisers they have for the Tiger Athletic Foundation. They have raised close to $18 million this year. The donor gets nothing in return, no benefits, no tickets or parking. This is different from money that comes from athletic contests. Names on the walls represent people who have
contributed in a very large way. On the south side of Tiger Stadium there will be a new section that is separately built with its own pilings. There will be a club level and two levels of sky box suites which will double premium seating from 5,000 to 10,000. There will be a modified upper level deck and the away game fans will be placed in the higher level sections to free up
the southeast corner section for local fans.
There will be novel standing room only section catering to the fan that cannot afford the increasing price of tickets. The foundation is proposing that for $25 each ticket for any game fans can stand in line to purchase two tickets. Space will be for 800 to 1000 fans.

Q&A Summary:

What are your thoughts about rehabilitating inside of Tiger Stadium like the offices and dorms?

One day that will happen once the asbestos problem is solved. They looked at putting suites and offices.

In regards to the revitalization of Huey Long pool is the foundation involved?

We were asked to look into it, but the foundation was not directly involved. The pool in such disrepair it’s extremely costly. Dr. Martin asked several persons in the university to look into that. The foundation hired grant writer who brought in $80 million for historical buildings. He asked the Chancellor to find a person to write a grant like that to qualify for funding.

How are the places to put athletic facilities decided, for example the new tennis courts? How do you decide what property touse?

The athletic department requests from the foundation a feasibility study to see if they can do it without injuring the university. Then it is sent for athletic department endorsement, and then sent to Chancellor. The athletic department requests the places from university, and the foundation must be granted lease. The tennis courts may go near the LaHouse building. The money for the tennis courts will be raised. The final decision of the place to pout it is made by the Chancellor and President offices.



Regarding Easy Streets, Road Construction, etc.




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Gary Graham, Director and Parking, Traffic and Transportation, on Easy Streets II Easy Streets II is on hold for money and an engineer. The garage is almost ready to open next month, and the process was started in 2004. They wanted to shut down the middle of campus with booths. They wanted to come back after 5 years to examine what was done and what was needed in the future for part II. The emphasis was on pedestrians, cars, buses, etc. Sixty percent of the traffic was reduced in the center of campus during peak times. They were looking to increase safety of students, staff and faculty walking to from class and work. They worked with a city bike program to interconnect them and tie them in with the city’s plans. Those near the levee are share lanes. They are planning dedicated bike lanes on Darymple Drive and will remove parking between West Lake Shore and Highland Road. Tower Drive where there is a count of 30,00 pedestrians daily, will be closed between South Campus and South Stadium and parking eliminated on the road. They will be working on the west side of campus including everything west of Highland Road this summer using angled parking to slow traffic to increase pedestrian safety. The roundabout at North Stadium is successful and we will have two more roundabouts, the first one will be at Darymple and West Lake Shore. Work will start in March and be done in the summer. Field House Drive will have green spaces to narrow where cross walks will be and will use angled parking to increase safety. A total of 9000 pedestrians cross at Raphael Simms on Highland so there will be a four way pedestrian crossing there due to the parking garage. The other roundabout will be at South Stadium and South Campus along with enhanced green areas.



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Damn. Very thorough. Thanks for the update.





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Looks like their adding more parking next to alex box closest to nicholson by the railroad tracks. Hopefully they will keep it free so that the tailgaters that usually tailgate across nicholson can be closer to the Stadium but knowing LSU I doubt it.


I thought that area was originally suppose to be for RV's. Perhaps they're just now getting around to it.






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I am pretty sure the tennis facility is still going out at South Campus.





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I am pretty sure the tennis facility is still going out at South Campus.


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The tennis courts may go near the LaHouse building

From President of TAF in my 2nd post.

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I thought that area was originally suppose to be for RV's. Perhaps they're just now getting around to it.


Either/OR, itll be for the best. Why they didnt pave that when we built the stadium IDK






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Why they didnt pave that when we built the stadium IDK


I think it was because it wasnt considered essential and they were more worried about getting the stadium itself ready. Now why its taken 5 years and it wasnt done in year 2...who knows, sometimes money gets tight is my only guess.






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The tennis courts may go near the LaHouse building



From President of TAF in my 2nd post.


I'm trying to visualize in my head how any area near the LA House would have room for a tennis facility of that size.






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Glad I'm leaving this semester. Sooner later Ill have to take a helicopter and land in the middle of the quad just to get on campus and get to class

Traffic will be a nightmare when they start the Nicholson project






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Very exciting stuff





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i cant relate. i took early classes and parked in ceba and walked wherever. i enjoyed the exercise. never bothered me.





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i live on boyd

oh and it'll never be ready in time



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garage is almost ready to open next month, and the process was started in 2004.


I thought two months ago they were opening the garage. It still isnt open? I remember a specific article in the reveille saying it was delayed but opening the next week.



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It still isnt open?


I dont think so. I know they were offering students in the dorms to buy a pass but it was 3x as much as a regular Dorm tag.






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:inb4itllneverbereadyintime:


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Well whatever i read in the reveille was way off then. This was two months ago i'd say. It said it was basically done and i even think it said it would be opening within a couple of days of the post date of the article.





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Well whatever i read in the reveille was way off then. This was two months ago i'd say. It said it was basically done and i even think it said it would be opening within a couple of days of the post date of the article.

Yeah, Its done but for some reason when I drive by theres no cars in it. I dont know what the deal is but its not in use.

ETA: Garage is OPEN



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at being graduated before all of it opens up





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Garage has been open brah





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