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Current Improvement Projects

A. The Performing Arts and Humanities Building Phase I opened in August of 2012. New plazas and landscaped lawns and planters occupy the area that was once a parking lot. Phase II exends the new landscaping to Hilltop Circle.

B. A new pedestrian bridge was completed, linking the Commons Drive Parking Garage with Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park and the under-road link to the UMBC Stadium. The project stabilized the stream bank and plunge pool, and improved water quality to the Herring Run.

C. A new plaza was constructed in front of True Grits. This plaza incorporate plantings, trees and benches in an arrangement that gives better access to the dining facility and the new Patapsco Hall addition.

D. Accessibility improvements within the Hillside and Terrace Apartment complexes has provided new sidewalks and ramps, linking accessible apartments and all outdoor gathering spaces. A new gathering space has been developed for the Terrace Apartment community.

E. To improve drainage and increase access the southwest corner of the Quad has been enhanced with new drainage ponds, plantings beds and paths.

F. The plaza to the west of the Biological Sciences Building breezeway has been enhanced to improve drainage to the area. The dynamic design solution saves a campus memorial and plantings, wrapping them in bench height planters and new two-color pavers in a bold design.

G. A major renovation of the campus pond, adjacent to the Albin O. Kuhn Libary & Gallery, will begin in 2014. This project will make improvements to the function of the pond as an important element in the campus storm water system, as well as making pedestrian and landscaping enhancements. Click here for more information.

The greening of the campus is continuing with over 500 new trees planted on campus in the last two years, including 300 large street trees.
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