Kinley Corporation takes the lead on Bonaventure Square
The eagerly anticipated Bonaventure Square development on Route 417 in Allegany across from St. Bonaventure University has a new lead developer and firm plans for proceeding with construction.
Officials at Kinley Corporation and St. Bonaventure University announced today that Kinley has assumed the role of lead developer.
The local relationship between Kinley and St. Bonaventure will give the project a fresh approach while still maintaining the goal of Bonaventure Square being a “lifestyle destination” for the school and the surrounding communities. Ross Wilson Associates of Buffalo was the original lead developer for the project.
Project improves campus roads, builds new loop to hiking trail
A project to repair campus roads and build a new loop to the Allegheny River Valley Trail was undertaken during the summer of 2011.
The project included the reconstruction or resurfacing of the most badly deteriorated roadways on campus and the realignment of Clare Road from the intersection near Doyle Hall to the Gardens Apartments.
The project also included construction of a new campus loop to the paved Allegheny River Valley Trail, a 10-feet-wide, 5.6-mile-long asphalt looped pathway that runs along the Allegheny River and through parts of neighboring communities.
The new trail loop begins at the main campus entrance and extends west across the University's vast front lawn to the Clare Road entrance. Lights have been installed along that new roadside section. From the Clare Road entrance, the new trail section turns south and parallels Clare Road back to Francis Hall, then cuts into the woods behind Francis until it connects to the existing trail along the river.
The project included construction of a warming hut and public restroom building on Clare Road, near Doyle Hall.
View photos of the road and trail project at SBU's Flickr photo-sharing site: www.sbu.edu/bonaflickr.
Campus completes most exciting physical transformation in its history
In May 2006, we began approximately $25 million worth of construction projects, including renovation of Shay-Loughlin residence halls, a Hickey Dining Hall makeover, construction of Cafe La Verna, installation of a new floor at the Reilly Center, and a new all-weather baseball field.