October 28, 2009

Leutner Dining Commons Renovation Project to Result in More Open Space, Flexibility

In partnership with Bon App├ętit Management Company, the university's food service provider, a complete renovation of the existing north campus dining facility, Leutner Commons, began this week.

The project is expected to be completed prior to the start of the 2010-2011 academic year. During the renovation, the dining hall is expected to remain fully operational for the duration of fall semester, as well as through spring semester 2010.

According to Beth Nochomovitz, director of auxiliary services, the completed facility renovation will include an expansion of 4,500 square feet achieved through the addition of a glass atrium located on the south facade, and a 4,000 square feet addition to the west of the facility. The additional space will provide students with study space after dining hours. Nochomovitz said the renovation also will better accommodate the large number of students who dine in the Leutner Commons facility, and will maximize overall space flexibility.

Highlights of the project:

  • The south addition will include a lower level 24-hour lounge space with a fireplace adjoining L3 and The Spot;
  • The west addition will help compensate for the shortage of study and tutoring space that was lost in June 2009;
  • The new entrance to the building will include a lobby, elevator, additional restrooms and access to L3, The Spot, dining, study and lounge areas.

This is the second phase of the Leutner Commons project. The first phase, a kitchen improvement, was completed during the summer.

For more information contact Kimyette Finley, 216.368.0521.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, October 28, 2009 10:13 AM | News Topics: Campus Life, Students, news

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