New biology building breaks ground Thursday

Veronica Baas

Parking lot #547 will close Thursday to begin construction on the new biology building. The project is slated for completion summer 2017, according to the Colorado State University website.

Students are advised to plan for additional traffic around Pitkin Street, Lake Street and East Drive over the next couple of months. Drivers who park in lot #547 are instructed to park in the new parking lot off of Research Drive. For more information on parking availability, see a parking guide map.


The University is hosting an event Oct. 15 to celebrate breaking ground for this project and for the new chemistry building, which will be built next to the biology building. Join President Tony Frank and the CSU community at 1:30 p.m. on campus, east of the Anatomy/ Zoology Building, to learn more about the gateway to the Science Mall.

There is a video available that provides a 3-D rendering of the planned four-story biology building.

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