Dear UNE Community:
The University is about to begin significant renovations to the exterior facade of the rear of Decary Hall. This project will involve the removal of the dilapidated concrete balconies and spiral stair fire escape above the rear entrance. A new red brick facade will be installed from the chimney next to the upper cafe, all the way around the building to the old gym area. The Stella Maris side stair tower will be raised up above the roof and connected to the existing fourth floor with an addition. This work requires removal of the roof and the insertion of steel beams to support the new addition. In addition this area will receive all new windows.
All of this work needs to be completed prior to the start of the Fall semester. Starting this weekend (5/14/11) access to the rear of Decary will be limited. Please plan on using the Hills Beach Road side entrances to access the building.
There will be construction fencing put into place to minimize conflicts with the construction activities and pedestrians in the general area. There will be a significant amount of construction vehicle traffic in this area. Dump trucks, cranes, man lifts and other pieces of heavy machinery will be moving in this area continuously all summer long. Please obey all construction warning signs and use caution when visiting this area of the campus.
The contractor will be using the gravel parking lot behind Decary Hall for construction activities. No UNE community vehicles will be allowed in this parking area. Please plan on using the Decary and Gregory Parking areas for the duration of this work.
We realize that this activity will have an impact on the persons working within this building and in the surrounding buildings and apologize for the inconvenience that these activities may cause. In the long run the work being performed will have a huge positive impact on the appearance of this facility. Your patience is appreciated during this busy time. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding these activities, please contact Alan Thibeault at ext. 2253.