Parking Lot Replacement
August 22, 2022 by Ben Case '03
Earlier this month, we completed the much-needed tear-out and replacement of our parking lot. Transitioning from asphalt to concrete was a greater expense but will last much longer and require less long-term maintenance.
At the recommendation of Chapter Advisor Andrew Cramer ’12, the Board of Directors also approved the installation of electrical conduit as a part of the project to ‘future-proof’ for the need of electrical charging stations. The setup will allow for up to 6 electric vehicles to be charged.
This is our largest capital improvement project since the 2006 renovation.
The project, which began in the late 1990s, was led by Mike Lopane and would take several years to approve plans and raise funds to start the work. Mike was part of a small alumni team that was recruited by Frank Dodd to transition in as a new alumni leadership group. This group also included Chris Maraschiello and Al Burgei in other primary roles.
After many years of planning, the majority of the house was gutted and the renovation began in the summer of 2006. By the end of the summer, only three interior walls were kept from the old house. However, the team delivered a house in time for the undergraduates to move into their new home in August.