College entrance gets a face lift

by Cori Hilsgen

The College of St. Benedict’s north entrance off of Minnesota Street is getting a face lift.

“Our 2006-07 Campus Master Plan identified a need to make the north entrance as recognizable as our main entrance,” Brad Sinn, executive director of facilities for CSB, said in an email.

The college purchased and removed three homes during several years with this project in mind.

Sinn said the 2014 Landscape Master Plan showed the need for a more visible entrance.

“The new north entrance is also our first project that highlights a more sustainable landscape with lower-maintenance native plant materials, use of local materials and permeable paving surfaces to reduce runoff,” Sinn said.

The road was scheduled to reopen this week, pending no delays for weather conditions. Landscaping is planned for early September.

Most traffic is currently being routed to the south entrance during the closure.

photo by Cori Hilsgen The College of St. Benedict's north entrance is being reconstructed and is expected to reopen the week of Aug. 11.

photo by Cori Hilsgen
The College of St. Benedict’s north entrance is being reconstructed and was expected to reopen this week.

Cori Hilsgen

Cori Hilsgen

Hilsgen is a contributing reporter for the Newsleaders. The central Minnesota native is a wife, mother and grandmother. She has a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management and Communication from Concordia University – St. Paul, MN and enjoys learning about and sharing other people's stories through the pages of the Newsleaders.
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