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During the summer months, there was a flurry of construction activity on the CSUCI campus. Among the many projects were renovations that increased capacity and options in the Dining Commons; The Cove Bookstore—the University’s bookstore—was relocated to the Town Center; the University’s Disability Accommodation Services moved into the space in the Bell Tower that formerly was occupied by the bookstore; and the completion of a new surface parking lot created 300 additional parking spaces on campus.

Many of the projects under construction this summer were completed before classes resumed in late August. Other projects, like the John Spoor Broome Library, will be completed in 2008. The University’s area of Operations, Planning & Construction (OPC) has provided details about the following campus projects.

John Spoor Broome Library

John Spoor Broome Library

The 140,000 square foot Broome Library continues to move forward on schedule and will open to the public in time for the spring 2008 semester in January. This new digital teaching library will provide large bookstack spaces designed to accommodate all current and future publications, reading rooms, study areas, computer labs, a café, and a grand reading room. The front plaza includes a large water feature and vistas overlooking the main campus mall to the west. The east side of the library features a bridge to the University Glen Town Center and will provide direct library access to the neighboring residential community.

The cove bookstore at channel islands

The Cove Bookstore

The University’s bookstore, The Cove Bookstore, moved to the Town Center. The new facility is nearly twice the size of its former Bell Tower location and is approximately 6,200 square feet.

The newly expanded islands cafe

Dining Commons Expansion

During the past five months, the existing Islands Café was completely remodeled and expanded into an adjacent unoccupied space. The former café is now a fully updated servery area, allowing Sodexho to provide a greatly expanded menu. A new dining room that seats 200 diners as well as a large patio and terrace overlooking the South Quad were also added, providing students and staff an outdoor gathering and dining space.

The newly constructed santa cruz village student housing

Santa Cruz Village Student Housing

Several formerly unoccupied buildings were completely renovated and expanded along Ventura Street across from Anacapa Village into the second phase of student housing. This phase of student housing adds more than 450 beds to the University’s current capacity of 360 beds at Anacapa Village. Many of the new bedroom suites have fantastic views overlooking the South Quad. The facility also includes computer rooms, lounges, a dance room, and an array of other public spaces for students.

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