Though the demolition of the Lancer Plaza on Adams Street may confuse some, the mass of construction is the beginning of something big – an additional entrance to California Baptist University.
The purpose for the new entrance is to meet the needs of a growing university and to allow for a better flow of traffic in and out of the univeristy.
“The new campus entrance at Lancer Plaza will provide the most immediate access from California Highway 91 via Adams Street and will also showcase the beautiful CBU Recreation Center,” said Dr. Mark A. Wyatt, vice president for marketing and communication at CBU.
The idea for the advancement of this location has long been in process but will not come to fruition for a couple of years.
“A number of different concepts have been considered since the purchase of what was then Adams Plaza in 2006,” Wyatt said. “The current concept is one that has been envisioned for several years.”
Completion of the new entrance’s construction is anticipated for late 2015, Wyatt said.
The Lancer Plaza entrance to CBU will serve as an additional entrance along with the main gate, instead of a replacement.
The Magnolia Avenue entrance onto Campus Bridge Drive will continue to give access to the campus even after the new entrance is opened, Wyatt said.
Katie Hagberg, junior communication studies major, said she finds the project exciting.
“It goes to show you the growth of the school and that God is doing some great things here at CBU,” Hagberg said.
Both students and faculty alike have expressed their enthusiasm and anticipation for this new addition to the university.
This is only a minor glimpse of the changes in store for CBU.