Water Damage Delays Max Salazar Reopening

Story & Photos by Staff Reporter Chloe Fox

The reopening of the newly renovated Max Salazar hall on Main Campus was originally set for January 13th, 2020, but water damage has delayed the opening of the project until May 18th  the beginning of the 2020 summer semester according to Physical Plant Department project manager Peter Siebert.

Photo of 4th floor agility space with flood damage drywall removed to be replaced.

Siebert said in a previous interview that not all the classrooms would be open in time for the beginning of spring term, but that most of them would be.

In the same interview, Siebert did say that the front expansion of the building was not set to open with the rest of the building at the start of the spring term and was in fact on track to open sometime in March and was not affected by the water damage.

This is a focus room, a quieter, more intimate version of the above agility space, also damaged by the water.

When contacted on January 27th, Siebert said due to the water damage that building sustained, the Fire Marshall and building inspectors would not allow for the building to open in time for the spring term.

This is a focus room, a quieter, more intimate version of the above agility space, also damaged by the water.

Siebert said that the damage was being repaired and that the building is set to open on May 18th, 2020, just in time to hold classes for the summer semester.

The new frontal addition, although previously slated to open later than the rest of the project according to Siebert, is set to open with the entire project on May 18th.   

Students who purchased permits for Max Salazar/SSC lot in anticipation of having classes in MS this spring may either get a refund or exchange their pass for a different one depending on availability, according to Director of Parking at CNM Nicholas Aragon.

According to Antonio Alvarado from CNM Parking services and the CNM Parking Services website, https://www.cnm.edu/depts/parking, the Max Salazar parking lot will not be open until Fall 2020. However, on January 31st 2020, Peter Siebert said that the parking lot of Max Salazar will be opening in time for the Summer 2020 s

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