Fifth Avenue Live!
Many in St. Cloud envision redeveloping the Fifth Avenue corridor from East St. Germain Street south to the National Hockey Center, bringing together and enhancing many of the community’s most important assets – a revitalized downtown area with its expanded Civic Events Center, the campus, the historic Southside Neighborhood and the proposed National Hockey and Events Center. Private developers, the city neighbors and the University are involved in the planning.
Parking Ramp, Public Safety
The clock tower anchoring the university’s northwest corner promises to become a campus landmark. The tower graces the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp and new Public Safety headquarters completed during 2008.
National Hockey and Events Center
A visionary events and performance center that would give Central Minnesota an enhanced events venue, transform the fan experience and give St. Cloud one of the top college hockey facilities in the country is in the planning stages. The $29.3 million renovation of the 20-year-old National Hockey Center would be paid for with $6.5 million approved by the Minnesota Legislature, private donations and the sale of naming rights. Take a virtual tour of the proposed National Hockey and Events Center in a stunning architectural “fly-through” video at http://www.stcloudstate.edu/news/videoplayer.asp.
Robert H. Wick Science building, Brown Hall, ISELF
Planning is underway for a $44 million Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF) that would facilitate the education of students in upper-level science, technology, engineering and mathematics, subjects educational leaders say are critical to developing the next generation of scientists and teachers. Complementing the plan is the $14.5 million Robert H. Wick Science Building addition completed during 2008 and a $15 million renovation of Brown Hall that will accommodate science education as well as the nursing program, now in leased off-campus facilities. Renovation of the 50-year-old building began in January.