They say that the twins ports area has only two seasons. Winter and construction season. The UWS Campus is no exception as they have undertaken a large campus-wide renovation project that is removing a lot of the aged elements of the campus with new more modern buildings and amenities to make student life a little easier. However, the problem still remains for the time inbetween and some projects may take longer than others to complete due to the weather.
That is the case with McCaskill Hall located on the UW-Superior campus and its recent demolition in order to make way for a new addition to campus. That demolition has to wait for warmer temperatures to completed.
The issue itself is related to the Greenhouse located near the hall itself. That greenhouse contains several plants that are very susceptible to cold and some that are required to exist in temperatures above 60 degrees. Thus the project is at a forced standstill and cannot move forward until after these sensitive items are moved.
Dusty Johnson of UW-Superior Facilities management says that as soon they are able to remove the plants from the greenhouse then the demolition can be completed to make way for the eventual move and removal of the previous greenhouse.
He says the move will be determined by “when the frost clears out.” With the fluctuation of the recent week’s weather, that will be hard to determine and it may be pushed back in accordance to the temperatures in the coming weeks. That push may go as far back as mid march or even into April.
In addition, the fencing around the hall will be removed and a new path will be paved for students to walk easier across a path that has already been paved through the students cutting around the fence to make their way to the buildings on that side of the campus such as the Yellow jacket Union or Swenson Hall.
With warmer temperatures will comes the growth of both the seasonal flora and fauna and the growth of the UW-Superior campus. But in the meantime the student population will have to experience some growing pains as they develop into their new campus.