Summer campus improvement projects include media center at stadium

This is a rendering of the Don Constantini Multimedia Center on the east side of Stambaugh Stadium, the most visible of several improvement projects on the YSU campus this summer.
It will be another busy summer on campus as Youngstown State University facilities staff moves forward on several projects across the university.

The most visible new construction takes place at Stambaugh Stadium, where work begins on the Don Constantini Multimedia Center on the east side of the stadium. The center, funded in part by a $1 million gift from YSU alum Don Constantini, will house a classroom, space for YSU’s Sports Broadcasting program, and football radio booths. Construction will be completed by August 2019.

In addition, four buildings owned by the university will be demolished and converted to surface parking lots: the former City Printing building on the corner of Phelps and Wood streets; the former James & Weaver building on Wood Street between Phelps Street and Wick Avenue; an old storage building on Belmont Avenue near Lincoln Avenue; and the former Metropolitan Baptist Church on Rayen Avenue across from University Edge apartments.

Other projects include:

  • Ward Beecher Hall: Renovations to all public areas, including corridors, entryways and stairwells, on all floors. All bathrooms in the building, except those near the Planetarium, will be upgraded, as well as laboratories on the third floor.
  • Lincoln Building: Renovations to all instructional space on the first floor.
  • Jones Hall: First floor improvements to restrooms, corridors, entryways and the former Records area.
  • Beeghly Center: Swimming pool and entry plaza upgrades.
  • Bliss Hall: Dean’s suite renovations.

Also, maintenance work is scheduled for both the Fifth and Wick avenue parking decks, and utility work will take place on Wick Avenue east of the sidewalk from Bliss to Meshel halls.