A part of Union Terrace at the UW Student Union will be closed for renovations starting in September.
Anna Johnson, marketing and communications coordinator for the Memorial Union reinvestment project, told News 3 that the west end of the terrace adjacent to the remodeled theater will remain open during the project, and the new terrace area will open early in the summer of 2016.
Johnson said officials arranged the project to have as little impact on users as possible. Most of the work will be done next winter.
“We wish we didn’t have to close the terrace, but in order to make it better for generations and decades to come, this is just unfortunately a growing pain we have to go through,” Johnson said.
The improvements include fixing pavement, improving accessibility, improvements to the stage and the addition of another concession area.
Johnson said that compared to previous renovations, this isn’t going to be a big change.