Along with the onset of the semester system, new physical changes are coming to campus. Predicted to be completed within the next few years, these projects will dramatically change CPP’s landscape. Most prominent is the Student Services Building, which will house all student services, such as financial aid and enrollment.
This new complex will replace the services and offices that the CLA currently houses. Although iconic to the school, the CLA sits on an earthquake fault and is destined for replacement.
Its replacement is designed to be a more eco-friendly and user-friendly open-air complex.
Nearing completion, the $78 million project sits on what used to be parking lot C.
With two buildings and 138,000 square feet, the complex is expected to be completed this year.
Another project is a walkway that will be part of the Student Services Building.
These projects are expected to be completed this fall.
Some streets around campus have also changed.
The now completed Bronco Way, a two-lane service road that connects Eucalyptus Way and Kellogg Drive, changes the three-way intersection at Kellogg Drive and Red Gum Lane into a four-way intersection.
This new road opened Feb. 1 and makes it easier to access facilities like the Children’s Center and the Foundation Office.
It is also safer for pedestrians and creates more efficient traffic conditions.
Another recent change is the rerouting of Kellogg Drive.
In the past, Kellogg Drive wove between the residential suites and the Arabian horse pastures.
Rerouted through the pastures, it created 16 acres of buildable land where the new residence halls are being constructed.
Expected to be completed in fall 2019, the $185 million Student Housing Replacement Project, which will replace the current residence halls, will sit on what used to be Kellogg Drive and will connect to the suites.
This two building, eight-story residence hall will include a new dining commons that will replace the current dining commons, Los Olivos.
At 280,000 square-feet, the housing complex will house 980 beds.
The housing plan will blend together the suites and the new residence halls to create a massive student housing complex that will dramatically change the southern side of campus.
More efficient than before, the southern side of campus will be the new face of Cal Poly Pomona.
A new natural gas pipeline has been installed connecting the Student Housing Replacement Project to Southern California Gas Co.
This project closed down Parking Lots B and P this summer from June to August.
Another Upgrade the school will be receiving is the new Rose Float Lab.
A Cal Poly tradition, the rose float brings both Cal Poly campuses together to work on one project that is viewed by millions of people every year.
The $3.7 million Rose Float Lab and Design Complex, which is expected to break ground this year, will feature brand new, state-of-art resources, indoor and outdoor construction space, as well as a hydraulic shop and an electronic shop.
The new site will be located near Kellogg Drive and the 10 Freeway.
Smaller, less dramatic projects include asbestos removal from several buildings, fire alarm upgrades and roof replacement on the CLA.
These projects are expected to be completed soon.
A version of this article was originally published in the 2018 Bronco Guide.
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