Elevator and Stair Tower Addition: Design Preview

Published Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Elevator Design

In the upcoming months we will begin the design phase of the permanent elevator stair tower addition. The addition will comprise of a lobby, stair tower, elevator, shaft and elevator machine room.

In recent years we have successfully added over 650 of parking spaces on the CSU campus. The consensus of the campus groups was that there was no demand at this time or foreseeable future for a parking garage, moreover, the net gain impact would be minimal. Therefore, a parking garage will not be built at this time. However, an elevator stair tower is being planned on the same site to provide access to the pedestrian crossover bridge over North Avenue. This access will comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disability Act.

Elevator DesignIn the upcoming months we will begin the design phase of the permanent elevator stair tower addition. The addition will be comprised of a lobby, stair tower, elevator, shaft, elevator machine room, back-up generator for elevator, life safety, security cameras, electronic door access, lighting, interior finishes, and landscaping site improvements with a pedestrian connection to North Avenue. Once complete, it will allow safe overhead pedestrian access between the north and south campuses.

As always, thank you for your cooperation and support as we continue to make progress at Coppin.