ASI discusses the WELL expansion and campus transportation

Angel Kidka

Associated Students, Inc. held the weekly working board meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 28 in the Foothill suite of the University Union where they discussed the Union-WELL Expansion, and campus parking.

Executive Director Leslie Davis and Associate Executive Director Bill Olmsted of the Union WELL expansion gave a special presentation on the facts and figures on the campus expansions.

The expansion is set to happen in three parts: the first being the Union North; next, the WELL; and last, the second phase of the Union.

Davis said the biggest changes set to take place in the Union’s expansion is more seating, a second ballroom that fits about 1,400 people, expansion of the game room and food services, the extension of ASI business offices, the creation of more meeting room space, the return of peak adventure in the Union and a new coffeeshop.

Davis said the WELL expansion is going to be more internal with the expansion of the male and female locker rooms, re-utilizing peak adventure’s space and adding it to the fitness center, and about 12,000 square feet is set to be added to the health center.

Olmsted said constructions are set to start spring of 2017 and continue until the projects are completed.

“Phase one Union North should start construction in spring of 2017 with the completion date of December of 2018. The first phase of the WELL will be competed a year after on December of 2019 and the second phase of the Union is set to be completed early spring of 2021,” Olmsted said.

Sacramento State is set out to be trailblazers in the CSU system with the new updates Davis said.

“When all of this is done we will have the largest Union and WELL in the system,” Davis said.

Additionally, Antony Maalouf, a student rep on the transportation advisory committee, told the board plans of the upcoming parking structure 5 that is set to open in fall of 2018 and parking app set to be released at the end of the semester.

“There is going to be a new ‘Park Me’ app available at the end of the semester to show students exactly where there is parking within lots,” Maalouf said.