Regents hear Southside update, discuss parking issue

The Board of Regents continued poring over Southside Campus plans as they looked at the latest renderings presented by the architecture company Gensler at a workshop on March 8.

The new campus, which will be located on the corner of Rodd Field Road and Yorktown Boulevard, will be completed in a three-phase process.

The first phase will include the main building on campus, the culinary school, the community center and some surface parking. The first parking garage will be built during Phase 2 of the process.

phase plan-SSGensler Architecture

Once completed, the campus will be able to serve 20,000 students and have 5,000 parking spaces.

Once completed, the campus will be able to serve 20,000 students and have 5,000 parking spaces. The campus will feature a pond, bike trails and an athletic center.

An outdoor swimming pool and athletic courts will be located on the campus.

A source of concern for Regent Carol Scott was the two- to three-block walk an individual with disabilities would have to make from parking to the nearest building. Scott suggested a designated parking lot for those students in particular.

The public can get involved with the Southside Campus project by attending the first public engagement meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 24 in Room 104 at the Center for Economic DevelopmentĀ or visit the Southside Campus website at delmartomorrow.com.

Samantha Douty

Samantha Douty is the editor-in-chief for the Del Mar College Foghorn. She has been working for the Foghorn since Fall 2014 and is currently a double major in Public Relations and Journalism at Del Mar College. After receiving her BA in either Public Relations or Journalism, she plans on attending law school to study corporate or copyright law. You can reach Sam at sdouty@foghhornnews.com or follow her on Twitter @SamanthaDouty.

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