Parking lot closes, makes way for new building at USU

The university has announced plans to construct a new building on campus for the Regional Campuses and Distance Education (RCDE) program. The building will replace the fenced-off parking lot just east of the Lilly White Building on 700 North.Groundbreaking for the building is scheduled for May, and construction is expected to end July 2012.James Nye, USU’s director of parking and transportation, said he did not fight the decision to construct the building in place of a parking lot.”Every parking lot on campus is a future building lot,” Nye said. “We realize this is going to be a very valuable building. This will house classroom space and that’s very important. We’re team players and understand how things are.”Nye said faculty who used to park in the parking lot have already been reassigned. As for students, Nye said there are other options.”We have lots of parking on this campus that’s un-utilized, it’s just that most of it’s not convenient,” Nye said. “The shuttle system works great. There’s tons of parking around the stadium. It’s just that you might have to have a two or three minute walk.”

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