Garco Construction Begins Renovation of Eastern Oregon University’s Iconic Grand Staircase

By on Friday, December 1st, 2023 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

LA GRANDE – (Release from Eastern Oregon University) Eastern Oregon University has selected Garco Construction for renovation of its historic Grand Staircase and the project is getting underway immediately. Construction is scheduled to commence during the first three weeks of December, starting with the removal of the current structure. 

“We are excited to start on the Grand Staircase project after so many years – as are a lot of alumni and supporters,” said Tim Seydel, vice president for university advancement. “There is a lot of work to be done to build a new Staircase to connect the university and the community and create a new, safe, and usable access point.” 

Recognizing the challenges of ongoing construction in proximity to neighboring areas, EOU and Garco Construction are committed to construction safety. As part of this effort, Garco is distributing flyers in the affected neighborhoods that provide essential contact information, aiming to proactively address potential challenges and ensure transparency. 

This initiative is in line with the firm’s commitment to maintaining open lines of communication about the construction process. Garco will also secure a permit with the City of La Grande to work in the public right-of-way and will adhere to the City’s work hours and permit requirements. 

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