Demolition of Building 90 creates new parking spaces

The Facilities, Planning and Management department demolished Building 90 just before the start of the fall 2019 semester due to its lack of use and to open more parking spaces.

When it was still functional, Building 90, officially known as Medic-1, was used as a storage facility and was removed because it was no longer needed. It was located in Lot F4 near Magnolia Lane and Cypress Lane, spanning a length of approximately 15 parking spaces. 

CPP has a negative reputation among students regarding the number of parking spaces available. The later morning to afternoon hours are widely regarded as the peak time of difficulty to find a parking space.  The decision to remove Building 90 was partly made in order to open a few more parking spaces. 

“It’s always hard to park here,” third-year manufacturing student Francisco Wences said about the always-crowded state of Parking Structure 1.

The new 15 parking spaces located in Parking lot F previously held Building 90, which was demolished in the summer.
(Steven Everett | The Poly Post)

Once it was clear Building 90 didn’t serve a major purpose, Facilities Planning and Management contracted for it to be demolished, according to Daniel Johnson, interim assistant vice president of facilities.  

All material stored inside Building 90 was moved elsewhere and no other establishment was created to take its place. CPP already has numerous spots able to serve storage purposes, so no new facility needed to be built to take its place.

Demolition began on Aug. 12 and was expected to be completed Aug. 21. Demolition work took place between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed off the Magnolia Lane and Cypress Lane entrance to Lot F4 according to The Compass, CPP’s construction project and traffic website. However, the construction was completed on Aug. 20, one day ahead of schedule. 

Tearing down the building caused a temporary closure of Lot F4 for the duration of the scheduled work.

Police Sgt. Jim Bradford confirmed Building 90 was indeed completely disposed of in terms of the function it once served. As a result of the removal of Building 90, parking lot F4 is now approximately 15 parking spaces wider.

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