FACILITIES DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
August 19, 2015
In accordance with a Risk Assessment Report dated June 30, 2015 from the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, the Craft Center has been abated of known hazardous materials. Following the abatement process, and in accordance with an Inspection Report dated June 24, 2015 from the Office of the Campus Fire Marshall, the Craft Center is recommended to be demolished, as the remaining structure presents a fire hazard. Demolition is scheduled to begin August 26, 2015 with an anticipated completion by early-September 2015. The project does not include any site improvements at this time apart from minor site restoration and adherence to Storm Water Best Management Practices.
The Craft Center is located in the southeast corner of Muir College, immediately north of Bonner Hall. Normal hours of demo work will be 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Modifications in construction activities may be conducted with Campus approval to include some weekend activities.
Immediate Street Traffic, Bicycle and Pedestrian Impacts:
With construction traffic coming from La Jolla Village Drive, additional traffic on Gilman Drive may be experienced. Flagmen and signage may be posted to allow circumnavigation of impacted areas. Pedestrian pathways will be constricted and pedestrians may be directed to adjacent walkways during portions the work. The Fire Lane between the Craft Center and Bonner Hall will be maintained within the site fence. Pedestrian, cart, and bicycle traffic may need to seek alternate routes to Ridge Walk as indicated on the map.
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The campus is currently in discussions with community members regarding the potential development of a new craft center. Any questions regarding University Center Programs, including the Crafts Center, should be directed to Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Life, Gary Ratcliff, at (858) 534-4378. If you have any questions regarding the demolition of structure, please contact Project Manager, Ken Shafer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 822-2806, or Matthew Smith at (858) 246-1970. We greatly appreciate your patience during the demolition.