Construction on the Administration Visitor’s Lot (AVL) began on Aug. 22. In accordance with the Master Plan, Boise State will be constructing a new plaza to replace the AVL parking lot.
The plaza will consist of a rectangular lawn with green trees and pathways. The grassy area will be extensive and available for student use. There will be a raised brick terrace in the center with seating available. Campus Planning and Facilities states there will be an iconic element added to the center of the platform. The iconic element will be announced at a later date.
There will be two smaller parking lots located on either side of the plaza. These lots will be dedicated to visitor and departmental parking.
The plaza’s estimated completion date is May 2014.
While that green space may be nice for a small game of Frisbee, it certainly couldn’t house a full rugby game. However, the field replacing the Diesel Technology Building certainly will. Diesel Tech was demolished July 22 to make way for a grass football field to be used and managed by the Athletics Department.
Suzanne Seignor, communications and outreach coordinator for campus planning and facilities, explained how Athletics will be using the field.
“When the grass field is not in use by the football team or needed by Athletic’s for another reason, the University/Recreation can use it but need to work with Athletics to reserve it,” Seignor said.
The estimated completion date of the field is summer 2014. The objective is to have the field ready for the football team for