UPGRADES TO TOWSON’S CAMPUS
As part of the campus master plan, Towson University continues to develop projects that create a welcoming and safe campus.
Towson University is moving forward with plans for a $40 million project to expand its campus recreation center. The expansion will add 94,000 gross square feet to the south side of the current recreation center, which is located inside Burdick Hall. With the expansion, the Recreation Center will add two multi-activity courts, with one being fitted for dasher board to allow the court to be used for roller hockey. Also being added in the expansion is an outdoor recreation center, which will serve as a resource center for trips and equipment rentals and compliment the existing rock climbing wall and challenge course on campus.
In 2016, Towson University will open two new residence halls in the West Village area to provide mid-rise apartment-style accommodations for approximately 700 upper level students. Carroll and Marshall Halls will contain 325,500 gross square feet of space, including a mix of two-and four bedroom apartments with single-occupancy bedrooms and shared bathroom, kitchen and living space.
In a major step to enable Towson University to meet the needs of its students and the state, Governor Larry Hogan has included in his just-released budget $162.8 million in funding for a new building for the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics. Hogan’s budget, which is a starting point for Maryland lawmakers, provides planning and building funds beginning in fiscal year 2017. If fully approved by the legislature, the funding continues for construction through fiscal year 2020.