ROGERS PARK — Loyola University is back at it.
After finishing a new student center, a state-of-the-art sustainability center and a plaza at Loyola Station and an adjacent apartment building, the university has begun construction on a new tree-lined quad in the heart of campus.
The university also plans to wrap up this month construction of a building, overlooking the soon-to-be-quad, that will connect the student center to the Gentile Arena, Loyola spokesman Steven Christensen said.
The building will include a student lounge, a cafe, recreational space and offices, he said.
Renderings of the West Quad, as the university calls it, reveal a tree-lined field and brick walking paths, with other landscaping.
But for now, the south end of campus remains a construction site as new students perused the university during orientation week.
Christensen said the university expects to finish the quad this summer and continue to landscape the area through fall.
Loyola also began construction of a walking and bike path in the 6300 block of North Kenmore Avenue, which should be completed by the end of August.
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