July 17, 2013

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Pace University plans $100 million revitalization of its Westchester campus

PLEASANTVILLE – Pace University is planning to launch a $100 million construction project at its Pleasantville campus. Groundbreaking for the first phase is expected in September.

The five-year project will enable the college to consolidate functions now divided between campuses in Pleasantville and Briarcliff. Currently 690 students live on the Pleasantville campus and 590 in Briarcliff.

No classes are taught at Briarcliff.  The 35-acre Briarcliff campus, which Pace opened in 1977, is up for sale. 

The plan will see athletic and certain administration functions there brought to Pleasantville. College officials said the unified campus would enhance overall student quality of life and eliminate some 3,000 annual bus trips to shuttle the students back and forth between campuses that are 2 ½ miles apart.

Rendering of the proposed campus quad

The first phase of the project will include two new four-story residence halls with a small dining facility, classrooms, study lounges and faculty apartments; a new multipurpose athletic field; a new field house; and a grass softball field.

Other components of the first phase will include renovation and expansion of Kessel Student Center; relocation of environmental center buildings, animal shelters and a paddock; and a new nature walk.


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