Saturday, December 15, 2012

Construction Begins

Contractors are scheduled to be on site beginning Monday, Dec. 17 to start preliminary work on the student commons construction. This initial phase of construction will focus on preparing and securing the site. A perimeter fence surrounding the entire construction site and a sidewalk protection canopy will be installed.

Waldo Avenue Parking

Several parking spaces on Waldo Avenue will be unavailable while materials for the fence and canopy are being unloaded. During this process, parking spaces equal to the number of displaced spaces on Waldo Avenue will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the College’s Broadway parking facility.

The number of spaces currently available will be posted on a sign outside of the parking facility entrance on Manhattan College Parkway. If spaces are available, local residents should pull in and tell the officer at the entry booth that they are residents who normally park on Waldo Avenue. Proof of residency in one of the properties along Waldo Avenue in the immediate vicinity of the construction site is required. Parking permits given out for these spaces will be valid until 9 a.m. on the following business day.

Neighboring Building Surveys
As part of the construction process, buildings neighboring the site need to be surveyed to determine existing conditions. That process will begin shortly, and letters are being delivered to these properties with further information.


  1. Power tool noise pollution aside, it may already be high time for a renovation here. The need for additional student facilities demands it.

  2. It’s a good thing that they provided construction signs to be able for the people to be aware of the undergoing construction project. At least by providing such signs, they are conditioning the people of the effects of the construction like for example the noise it may produce and heavy equipment in the place.

  3. I think construction should be finished by now, is it? Anyway, even it gave a few inconvenience to people, in the end it would be for the better.