Campus Developments

Salem State University is committed to providing students both a high-quality education and a suitable environment for academic and personal growth. Through campus developments and capital improvements, the university can compete with the multitude of higher education options throughout Massachusetts, bringing students from cities and towns throughout the state, the country and the world to Salem.

Please click on the links below for current updates and neighborhood presentations on specific projects. You may also visit the Salem State construction blog around active and planned university construction projects.

Construction Work Hours  

Off-Hour Work

There is no off-hour work scheduled at this time.

Normal Work Hours

Normal construction hours are Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm.

PRESENTATION TO THE SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SSUNAC)

Salem State University presented key updates on two construction projects on North Campus at the Salem State University Neighborhood Advisory Committee meeting on June 18, 2014.  These presentations have been uploaded to our construction blog.

The first project, in partnership with the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), is the renovation of the Mainstage Theatre into the Sophia Gordon Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. The link to this presentation shows the logistics plan for renovation. The plan explains how foot traffic in the area will be handled during construction which is due to start this August. The committee and attendees had several questions about the plan that will be addressed at the next meeting on July 16, 2014.

The second project, in partnership with the Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA), is the parking garage planned for the lower parking lot on North Campus next to Peabody Hall. The link to this presentation shows the site plan for the new parking garage as well as preliminary design concepts from Desman Associates.

Salem State, DCAMM, and MSCBA are committed completing our projects in a timely manner while maintaining the quality of life of our neighbors.  We look forward to your questions and comments on these projects. Please feel free to leave comments on the construction blog or email them to ea@salemstate.edu.

The next meeting of the Salem State University Neighborhood Advisory Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Sullivan Training Room (room 106) of the Enterprise Center located on Central Campus at 121 Loring Avenue.

Construction Projects 

SOPHIA GORDON CENTER FOR THE CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS

Salem State University is pleased to announce that, in partnership with the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), we are moving forward with our plans for renovations to the interior and exterior of the Mainstage Theatre, soon to be dedicated as the Sophia Gordon Center for the Creative and Performing Arts. Leers Weinzapfel Associates, the project’s architectural firm, presented plans for the renovation at the January 15 meeting of the SSUNAC. Click here to view the presentation

MASTER VISION CONCEPTS

Sasaki Associates presented concepts for a campus master vision that looks to the year 2040 at the SSUNAC meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Please click here to view the presentation.

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Contact the university police emergency hotline 24 hours a day/seven days a week at 978.542.6111 to report urgent issues regarding construction.

 

 

Updated on July 17, 2014.