Campus makeover

Construction this summer at Chico State will beautify west campus

Construction scheduled over the summer at Chico State University will significantly beautify a part of the west side of campus.

Changes for the plaza area next to the Student Services Center at the corner of West Second and Ivy streets will include new trees and other landscaping, outdoor seating, light fixtures, and other amenities connecting the area to the pedestrian-only parts of West First Street.

Sacramento-based Otto Construction—the same company that built the Wildcat Recreation Center and Gateway Science Museum—was contracted for the job.

This $1.1 million renovation is the last phase of the $46.8 million Student Services Center project. That building was completed about two years ago, but its final touches were put on hold due to a freeze on the funds used finance capital projects.