From Harford Community College:
Work on Harford Community College’s Susquehanna Center is underway. The renovation/expansion began in early June and is expected to be completed by August 2012. Once completed, the Susquehanna Center will include a 50,000 square foot addition with a 2,500 seat area (3,200 with floor seating) – the largest arena in Northeastern Maryland.
Some County residents may have noticed the huge amounts of earth being moved from the College’s Susquehanna Center construction site to the practice fields out along Rt. 22 near Thomas Run Road in Churchville. In keeping with the College’s sustainability initiatives, this is a very green process. Over 40,000 cubic yards of earth will ultimately be moved from the Susquehanna Center renovation site to the College’s practice fields. Had the dirt been hauled off site, it could equate to well over 2,000 vehicles traveling long distances for disposal in dump trucks that are generally not known as clean air vehicles. By relocating the dirt to the practice fields, the College accomplished two purposes: helping to decrease the amount of vehicle emissions on the roads of Harford County, and, when the project is complete, providing more “even playing” fields for the College’s practice fields.