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(05-03-2017 01:41 PM)JMUETC Wrote:  Where can I find out more about the JMU Farm renovation?

I went looking for that and I couldn't find it. I'm curious what they're doing out there as well. An old RFP suggested structural improvements, parking upgrades, and an amphitheater. I just know it's on the slate for completion this summer.
05-03-2017 02:26 PM
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(05-03-2017 02:15 PM)JMUisat2014 Wrote:  
(05-03-2017 02:10 PM)olddawg Wrote:  Is PC Dukes/ Phillips Hall really being demolished and rebuilt on the same site? Or is it just being renovated? That was built while I was in school; surely the shelf life is longer than 30 years. Harvard's been using the same buildings for hundreds of years.

Well yeah, but the school is a lot larger than 30 years ago. I can tell you from personal experience in 2010-2014 that the lines were out of control during the lunch and dinner hours. And trying to find a seat was near impossible. The facilities are fine, they just need it to be able to serve a much larger amount of students at once.

(05-03-2017 02:21 PM)RootinFerDukes Wrote:  
(05-03-2017 02:15 PM)JMUisat2014 Wrote:  
(05-03-2017 02:10 PM)olddawg Wrote:  Is PC Dukes/ Phillips Hall really being demolished and rebuilt on the same site? Or is it just being renovated? That was built while I was in school; surely the shelf life is longer than 30 years. Harvard's been using the same buildings for hundreds of years.

Well yeah, but the school is a lot larger than 30 years ago. I can tell you from personal experience in 2010-2014 that the lines were out of control during the lunch and dinner hours. And trying to find a seat was near impossible. The facilities are fine, they just need it to be able to serve a much larger amount of students at once.

Very much agree with this. A lot of the times I went to eat both lunch or dinner ended up being on off hours just to get around the insane lines

Wow...my last couple of years, that was the quiet dining option. Always tables available and no lines.

As far as the Village, I really had no complaints except the lack of AC when it got unseasonably warm in March or October. And now their location is much more central.
05-03-2017 02:39 PM
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(05-03-2017 02:10 PM)olddawg Wrote:  Is PC Dukes/ Phillips Hall really being demolished and rebuilt on the same site? Or is it just being renovated? That was built while I was in school; surely the shelf life is longer than 30 years. Harvard's been using the same buildings for hundreds of years.

Can you still get two cheeseburgers, fries, and a coke for a punch?
05-03-2017 02:55 PM
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(05-03-2017 02:26 PM)Deez Nuts Wrote:  
(05-03-2017 01:41 PM)JMUETC Wrote:  Where can I find out more about the JMU Farm renovation?

I went looking for that and I couldn't find it. I'm curious what they're doing out there as well. An old RFP suggested structural improvements, parking upgrades, and an amphitheater. I just know it's on the slate for completion this summer.

Cool. Thanks. Very curious about that.
05-03-2017 03:04 PM
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Deez

Thanks for posting this. Always curious as to what is going on construction wise on campus.

Question for you. What is and where is the JMU farm? Have never heard of this. Will have to ask the daughters I guess!!

Brian
05-03-2017 03:19 PM
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I haven't seen/heard many details about it, but I think there may be new student housing planned where the rec softball field is located next to the convo general parking.
05-03-2017 03:47 PM
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(05-03-2017 03:19 PM)ParentofJMUMRDs Wrote:  Deez

Thanks for posting this. Always curious as to what is going on construction wise on campus.

Question for you. What is and where is the JMU farm? Have never heard of this. Will have to ask the daughters I guess!!

Brian

A little history of the Farm and its general location. I have been to it a few times and it was certainly a treat - peaceful and relaxing.

http://www.jmu.edu/centennialcelebration/farm.shtml
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JMU

Thank you for the info. Interesting, had never heard of it!!

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(05-03-2017 06:04 PM)ParentofJMUMRDs Wrote:  JMU

Thank you for the info. Interesting, had never heard of it!!

Brian

I'll add that the "farmhouse" on the property is (by design and original construction methods) a building that likely dates to pre-Civil War. It's been in a deteriorating condition for the last 20 years or so, with the university trying to board it up, and vandals breaking in and leaving graffiti inside. It could (with thoughtful restoration) make an ideal retreat for small conferences/think-tank type meetings. The JMU Farm is an idyllic property, and well worth the effort and time to visit it.
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When are we going to put some new classroom space or dorms where the baseball field is on campus ?
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