Carlisle Borough Council Thursday approved the final development plan for a proposed addition to the Carlisle campus of Penn State Dickinson School of Law.
The plan calls for the construction of a one-story addition connecting a preserved Trickett Hall on South College Street with a boxy 1985 brick addition.
This would require the demolition of 1963 and 1973 additions along with “the curtilage,” a collection of small brick buildings on the north side of the campus on South College Street that today are used as faculty offices.
Demolition could begin by late fall or early winter. Construction of the new addition, which may be named Lewis Katz Hall, could start in early spring 2008 with completion by spring 2010.
The new addition will include classrooms, seminar rooms, an auditorium, a cafe and common space. It will be relatively modest in size in keeping with the desire to empathize historic Trickett Hall.
Trickett Hall will house a new law library and hearing room while the 1985 addition will be used for administration.