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Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineerin

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:48 pm
by TruePoint
Taylor Swift wrote:They're going to reopen as an outlet style mall (think Wrentham Village, but indoors). I'm hoping they'd get some good retailers there, but knowing how our state government works that is up for debate. Not sure that anyone in the State House would want to see a successful business here.

I also think Warwick Mall is pretty useless other than Macy's, Nordstrom Rack, Old Navy, Target, and H&M.


What about Sam Goodie and the Ground Round!??

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineerin

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:45 pm
by Taylor Swift
TruePoint wrote:
Taylor Swift wrote:They're going to reopen as an outlet style mall (think Wrentham Village, but indoors). I'm hoping they'd get some good retailers there, but knowing how our state government works that is up for debate. Not sure that anyone in the State House would want to see a successful business here.

I also think Warwick Mall is pretty useless other than Macy's, Nordstrom Rack, Old Navy, Target, and H&M.


What about Sam Goodie and the Ground Round!??



Zayer's and Paperama.

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineerin

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:02 pm
by TruePoint
Taylor Swift wrote:
TruePoint wrote:
Taylor Swift wrote:They're going to reopen as an outlet style mall (think Wrentham Village, but indoors). I'm hoping they'd get some good retailers there, but knowing how our state government works that is up for debate. Not sure that anyone in the State House would want to see a successful business here.

I also think Warwick Mall is pretty useless other than Macy's, Nordstrom Rack, Old Navy, Target, and H&M.


What about Sam Goodie and the Ground Round!??



Zayer's and Paperama.


:sad face:

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineerin

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:08 pm
by RhowdyRam02
Does anyone have any updates on how this project is going? Construction was supposed to begin in February of 2015, but I haven't noticed any outward appearances of construction. It certainly would seem that the target completion date of July 2019 is in jeopardy unless I'm missing something.

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineerin

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:41 am
by RhowdyRam02
In the absence of specific information so far for how the engineering complex is coming along, I looked up the process for the new chemistry building. That one was approved on the 2010 ballot, I couldn't find an anticipated completion date from that time. The groundbreaking for the building was held May 5th, 2014 and it seems like the building is going to be open in the fall. I'd love to know why it took 3.5 years to go from voter approval to groundbreaking.

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineerin

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:31 am
by RhowdyRam02
According to the Governor's capital budget recommendations, construction should start at the beginning of the 2017 fiscal year. She recommends a bond question on this year's ballot for $25.5 million for phase 2 of the project.

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineerin

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:33 am
by Rhodymob05
All I know is, is that URI is becoming one hell of a university. This is not your grandfathers URI. Fantastic stuff.

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineerin

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:46 am
by RhowdyRam02
Was down at URI this weekend, still no obvious signs of demolition/construction taking place. From walking by and looking in windows it still seemed like there might be a lot of equipment still inside, I'd imagine all that stuff would have to be removed before the project could even get under way.

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineerin

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:07 pm
by Rhodymob05
RhowdyRam02 wrote:Was down at URI this weekend, still no obvious signs of demolition/construction taking place. From walking by and looking in windows it still seemed like there might be a lot of equipment still inside, I'd imagine all that stuff would have to be removed before the project could even get under way.


Yea maybe there's a delay in financing or some sort of construction demolition ordinance. Hopefully is picks up quickly.

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineerin

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:40 pm
by ramster
Not related to the Engineering Project but good news nonetheless.....

http://advance.uri.edu/programming/emai ... ibbon.html

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineerin

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:13 am
by RhowdyRam02
It looks like a crane is in place on East Alumni Ave. on the far side of Kelley

http://egr.uri.edu/quad-camera/

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineerin

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:30 pm
by RhowdyRam02
No obvious demolition has taken place yet, but they've built a staging area in the middle of the engineering quad. I believe demolition will begin in January now.

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:33 pm
by RhowdyRam02
Demolition of Crawford, Kelly, Kelly Annex, Gilbreth and Wales Halls will begin in January or February with construction of the new building beginning in late summer.

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:29 pm
by ramster
Great news! Great project for URI!!

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:49 am
by RhowdyRam02
The project begins next week.

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:24 am
by Rhodymob05
Great to hear. Finally thinking BIG.

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:53 am
by RhowdyRam02
Kelley is gone and Crawford is mostly gone. Looks like Gilbreth is next on the chopping block.

http://egr.uri.edu/construction-live-view/

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:28 am
by steviep123
I need to drive by the area. I spent many a long evening in labs at Kelley Hall.

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:15 pm
by Rhodymob05
I haven't seen the site plan, but I was hoping they would have tried to save those two enormous cottonwood trees that lived in the center of the engineering quad, too bad. Good to see progress at least.

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:59 am
by ramster
Attached picture rendering of the layout.
- $125 million for Phase I of the College of Engineering Master Plan. Fall Classes to begin in 2019
- $44.5 million was approved in November 2016 for Phase II of the COE Master Plan for Addition to and Renovation of Bliss Hall
- In November 2018, a Bond Issue will be on the Ballot for New Ocean Engineering Facilities on the Bay Campus which will complete Phase III of the COE Master Plan

Engineering Building Layout.png

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:16 pm
by ramster
groundbreaking.png

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:21 am
by RF1
URI launches construction of $125 million engineering complex
State, business and University leaders participate in ceremonial groundbreaking
Posted on April 24, 2017

190,000-square-foot facility set to open in summer of 2019


https://today.uri.edu/news/uri-launches ... g-complex/

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering

Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 10:58 am
by RhowdyRam02
Still cleaning up the rubble from Wales, but all of the engineering buildings have now been demolished.

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:54 am
by RhowdyRam02
The first wall is going up now.

http://egr.uri.edu/construction-live-view/

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:11 am
by Rhodymob05
Great progress, should really pick up now.

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:43 pm
by Rhodymob05

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:26 am
by RhowdyRam02
The topping out ceremony is today

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:28 am
by Rhodymob05
Good progress. Crazy when buildings this size are built on campus, totally changes viewsheds, in a good way, for example from flag road.

Re: PASSED: Question 4, $125M bond for College of Engineering

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:48 am
by RhowdyRam02