Tabor College is planning to invest about $2 million in campus infrastructure improvements starting this summer and into the next school year.
Work has already begun on improvements to the women?s quad and cafeteria.
?If you?ve been walking, you?ll notice what the wall face looks like at the (women?s) dorm,? President Jules Glanzer said during a recent Chamber luncheon. ?That will be all changed out to look like what it does at the men?s quad.?
That project will include replacing the two-story interior walkways as well as replumbing a total of five residence halls on the campus. A new roof is slated for California Hall, which is part of the men?s quad.
Another project already under way is to remodel and slightly expand the cafeteria.
Soon to begin is replacement of the parking lot between the men?s quad and the Campus Recreation Center off Adams Street, south of D Street.
Before the Joel H. Wiens Stadium was constructed, the CRC lot served as the primary parking area for the college?s football and track and field facility, as well as student parking near the men?s quad.
?The parking lot by the CRC is going to be put in completely new,? Glanzer said.
?If there are some funds left, C Street and Madison Street (within the campus itself) will be made into two cul-de-sacs instead of what you see right now,? Glanzer said. ?What is between those then becomes green, so that will finish that portion of the campus until we build something else there.?
Glanzer said funding for these projects is the result of calling in past bonds and reissuing new ones.
He said the improvements to the campus will benefit both the college and the community as a whole.
?I think Hillsboro has a lot to offer,? he said. ?Our desire at Tabor is to be park-like (in appearance) and for the community to be idyllic. I hope we all realize we are dependent on each other to be successful.?