Cal Poly project: Crews remake University Union Plaza

Construction continues on University Union Plaza on the Cal Poly campus. The estimated $2.5 million renovation, slated for completion in the spring, marks the first major change to the University Union since it was built in the late 1960s.

Improvements include an expanded stage area and new grass, Cal Poly officials said. Student fees — which also help fund Associated Students Inc., specific schools at Cal Poly and various student activities — will pay for the project.

University officials say the improvements will create a more open and inviting feel for the plaza, which is considered a focal point for student events and activities.

The University Union Advisory Board approved the renovation plans in March 2008.

For more information on the project, visit www.asi.calpoly.edu/uu_plaza_project.