Renovations

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November 3, 2017

 

Concrete and excavating work continues in front of the Main Building.  Asphalt will be done once the concrete work has been finished.

Installation of new windows in the original building has concluded on the east side of the first floor.  Work will begin on the second floor on November 8 beginning with the east side of the hallway moving north to south.  The Environmental Services staff is notifying residents of this work, removing window dressings, and moving furniture as necessary.

Demolition of the ceiling on the first floor continues.  Residents on the first floor will have complete access to their apartments during this demolition work due to the different type of ceiling in this area.

Removal of extra apartment doors continues on the third floor.  This process involves the workers having access to the affected apartments multiple times.  The Environmental Services staff is notifying residents of this work and moving furniture as necessary.

Removal of concrete in the area of the new mechanical chase (area near the front elevators) on all three floors is planned for Tuesday, November 7.  We apologize in advance as this work will be extremely noisy.

 

October 27, 2017

 

The concrete ramp at the front entrance has been poured.  Additional concrete and excavating work continues in front of the Main Building.  Asphalt will be started once the concrete work has been finished.

Demolition of the ceiling on the third floor has been completed.  Demolition of the ceiling on the first floor will begin on Monday, October 30.  Residents on the first floor will have complete access to their apartments during this demolition work due to the different type of ceiling in this area.

Installation of new windows in the original building has resumed on the first floor.  The Environmental Services staff is notifying residents of this work, removing window dressings, and moving furniture as necessary.

Removal of extra apartment doors has begun on the third floor.  This process involves the workers having access to the affected apartments multiple times.  The Environmental Services staff is notifying residents of this work and moving furniture as necessary.

The steel beams have been placed for the new maintenance building and plumbing work is beginning.

 

October 18, 2017

 

Work continues on the ramp to the new fully accessible front entrance.  Installation of the built-in snow melt system has begun.

Demolition of the ceiling on the third floor began last week in the original building moving north to south.  Ceiling demolition will continue on the third floor over the next couple of weeks.  Residents in the affected areas are being individually notified that they will not have access to come or go from their apartments from 8:15-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:00 p.m.

Concrete and excavating work continues in front of the Main Building.

 

October 6, 2017

 

Work continues on the concrete sidewalks in the parking area in front of the Main Building.  A new drainage system has been added along the drive outside The Courtyards entrance.

Work started on the ramp to the new fully accessible front entrance.  The ramp will include a snow melt system integrated into the concrete.

Demolition has been completed and framing work has started for the first phase of interior renovation for the reception, administrative and marketing areas.

Installation of new windows in the original building is on hold until another shipment of windows arrives, which is expected the week of October 16.

Work on the maintenance building is on hold until the steel beams arrive.  Delivery of the steel beams has been delayed for a few weeks.

The ironing room in the h-wing of the third floor will reopen the week of October 16.

The next update will be on Tuesday, October 17.

 

September 29, 2017

 

The brick planters located by the elevators near the Reading Room were removed.  Plastic will remain in place while a mechanical chase is installed.

Work began to pour concrete sidewalks in the parking area in front of the Main Building.  A new drainage system is being added along the drive outside The Courtyards entrance.

Demolition nears completion for the first phase of interior renovation for the reception, administrative and marketing areas.

Installation of new windows in the original building began with the north wing of the first floor.  Staff will be in touch with residents to inform them of the timeline for the work.  Residents will be able to remain in their apartments during the window replacement.

Masons continue their work erecting block walls for the new maintenance building.

The ironing room in the H-wing of the third floor will be closed beginning Tuesday, October 3.

 

September 22, 2017

 

The block walls for the maintenance building are going up.  The masons are dealing with unusually hot weather for this time of the year.

Over 80% of demolition has been completed in the first phase of interior renovation for the reception, administrative and marketing areas.

The original water main to the Main Building has been replaced.  Water was shut off for short periods of time on September 18 & 19 to complete this job.

Work continues on the new parking area and drive in front of the Main Building.  New drainage is being added.

The men’s restrooms across from the Library Lounge will be temporarily closed on Monday, September 25.

The brick planters located by the elevators near the Reading Room will be removed the week of September 25.  Plastic will surround the area while demolition occurs, but the corridors will remain open and the elevators will remain in service.

New windows will begin to be installed in the north wing of the first floor on Monday, September 25.  Staff will be in touch with residents to inform them of the timeline for the work.  Residents will be able to remain in their apartments during the window replacement.

 

September 15, 2017

 

Footers have been poured for the new maintenance building west of the Main Building.

The steps to the front porch have been removed as the site is prepared for the new fully accessible ramped entrance with automatic doors.

Work continues on the first phase of interior renovation for the reception, administrative and marketing areas.

Contractors arrived on September 15 to begin the replacement of the original water main to the Main Building.  They were able to complete phase one of this work without having to shut the water off.  Work will continue into the week of September 18.

 

September 8, 2017

 

The front entrance drive, parking and two front entrances to the Main Building are now closed for construction, with emergency access only.  Signage on the drive directs visitors to entrances and parking at the west (rear) entrance and the Health Care Center parking lot.  A construction perimeter has been established with orange fencing and only authorized construction personnel are permitted within the construction zone.

The first phase of interior renovation has begun and a temporary wall has been constructed to close access to the Founders Room (foyer) and the east side of the corridor.

A newly created parking area, southwest of the Main Building, is currently in use by employees.  It will remain in stone until curbs and sewers have been installed later in the project.

Current parking spaces in the west lot (at the rear of the Main Building) have been reallocated and designated for resident/visitor parking or employee parking.  This has created additional parking for residents and visitors near the entrance.  Maps throughout the building (and below) indicate the designation of parking areas.  The plan should allow ample parking for all.  Everyone is asked to park only in designated spaces and to comply with posted restrictions.  Entrances and emergency and delivery access should never be blocked.

September 1, 2017

 

Attention:  The drive and parking areas in front of the Main Building will be CLOSED beginning Tuesday, September 5.  The exterior doors to the Founders Room and The Courtyards entrance will also be closed (except for emergencies).  A construction zone perimeter will be established with orange fencing and only authorized construction personnel are permitted within the construction zone.

The walking paths will remain open, but walkers must obey the construction perimeter.

Please refer to the map below for parking information.

August 24, 2017

 

Wiring for the emergency nurse call system in Phase II of Independent Housing ran underground through the area of the new employee parking area.  Relocation of the wires was completed on Wednesday, August 23.  Maintenance staff tested the emergency nurse call system in each Phase II home and the system is back online.

Excavation continues for the new employee parking area north of the Health Care Center parking lot.  The lot will initially consist of a stone surface until additional areas are ready for paving.

Upon completion of the new employee parking area, the teardrop drive and parking areas in front of the Main Building will be closed.  Traffic will be directed to the west entrances and parking maps will be posted showing designated areas for employee and resident/guest parking.  The exterior doors located in the Founders Room and The Courtyards entrance will be closed (except for emergencies).  A construction perimeter will be established with orange fencing and only authorized construction personnel are permitted within the construction zone.

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