News Pulse - State University of New York at New Paltz


Old Main to receive additional $3 million for renovation

The college has benefited from end-of-session state budget negotiations through the continued advocacy of State Assembly Member Kevin Cahill '77 and State Sen. John Bonacic. Late last month they were able to secure an additional $3 million, on top of the $10 million they had already garnered, for the renovation of the Old Main Building.

“This building, truly the gateway to SUNY New Paltz, built in 1908, was the first structure on the current campus and once housed the entire college,” said Cahill. “There have been few upgrades in the last 30 years, and neither the classrooms or offices it houses meet contemporary building standards, nor do they accommodate today’s educational technology needs.”

The renovation will enable the college to modernize classroom space, reconfigure staff and faculty offices, install all new mechanical, electrical and communication systems and bring Old Main into ADA compliance.

“We are extremely grateful to both Cahill and Bonicic for taking the lead in helping to fund this critical project,” said Steven Poskanzer. “Their support will help to ensure that our School of Education will have the resources it needs to continue to supply our region with exceptional teachers and school administrators.”

The total estimated cost for the renovation project is $25 million and the college is currently selecting an architectural consultant to work on the project. The renovation will be phased to accommodate for the displacement of faculty and staff.

JULY 3, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 13

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