The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie completed construction on a new addition that provides improved security and more space for the college. Students, faculty and staff began using the new north entrance to the Grandview Boulevard campus on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. The new entrance allows easier access from the main parking lots.
The new, two-story building extension creates a secure entrance for students, employees and visitors. Construction of the 10,000 square-foot building included additional meeting rooms, offices and maintenance facilities. The LECOM Campus Police office has relocated to the first floor entrance providing safety for anyone entering the building. The first floor has a museum display space for a growing collection of medical-related historical and educational material.
The second floor of the addition connects to the original first floor reception area where only students, employees and visitors with identification badges will have access to the rest of the building.
This level will include admission interview rooms and a 50-seat conference room where admissions staff will hold interviews for prospective students. The College receives more than 10,000 medical and pharmacy student applications for the Erie campus each year and interviews nearly 2000 applicants to fill the entering classes.
Handicapped parking is provided in front of the new entrance for easier entry especially in inclement weather. In preparation for the new entrance opening, the College had the main parking lots repaved and lined for spaces and driving lanes.
A new sidewalk was added along to the east side of the main building to allow safe travel on foot from West Grandview Blvd. to the new entrance.