Students Given Voice in SF State's Future Construction Plan

Thursday, April 27, 2017

GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- A library renovation project and a new Creative Arts Building that will house the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Department currently have a landscape framework plan completed, and planning for a Holloway Avenue revitalization project is in process, according to Romero.

“This (project) could include restaurants, shops or other similar offerings,” said Jason Porth, executive director of the University Corporation in regard to the housing portion of the project. “No decisions have been made as to any specific operators.”

Holloway Avenue construction will include a new mixed-use student and staff housing building featuring community retail services and student support centers, according to Romero.

“A replacement building for the existing Creative Arts Building, which has a number of deficiencies, has been in planning since 2003,” Bloom said.

New facilities such as a television newsroom, radio station, audio recording studio, video post-production space, two full-height television studios and related classroom facilities will be included in the new Creative Arts Building, according to the environmental impact report public draft.

“I think (the new building) is about to add even more depth to the output of professionals from BECA,” said Boom Nuanual, a third-year BECA major. “I’m so excited to hear about the new building and only wish I could be here to enjoy it blossom.”