The Norman Hall rehabilitation and expansion is moving along nicely, with the Education Library currently open for use. The renovations are continuing to improve infrastructure, as well as enhance the Norman Hall experience for students, faculty and staff.
According to Jason Diven, UF graduate and project manager with Scorpio, the construction team behind the renovations, the 90,000 square foot project, “means a lot … knowing that 80 years from now I will have played a major role and the company will play a major role in keeping the tradition ongoing.”
With the project, access to the college has changed, so it’s important to look at the most recent map provided to find pedestrian route changes, building access and parking prior to navigating the college. Signage is posted around the site for easy reference.
Construction fencing now surrounds Old Norman on all sides. The small parking lot on the northeast side of the college is also limited for construction use. A new walkway/bikeway from the parking garage to the SW 13th Street underpass has been constructed, located between the Norman Field and Old Norman. Other walkways, bike paths and access points have been rerouted as well. Also, all bike racks have been moved to new cement pads outside the fenced area which can be found on the SW and NE sides of the building. Be sure to plan extra time when navigating Noman, a lot has changed.
For the safety of all, please stay out of the off-limits construction zones due to hazardous material work. Please continue to use caution as you navigate around construction. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and look forward to more updates in the future.
Please contact us with any questions or comments.