After a period of inactivity following the end of site work on the former Orchard Lot, a mysterious pile of hay bales has recently been dropped off at the site, much to the intrigue of passersby. It’s unclear what purpose the bales will serve as the start date for construction of the new residence halls draws nearer.
UPDATE: The hay bales will actually be used in the process of laying the foundation when construction begins. Currently, there is over a foot of extra soil sitting atop the site, assisting in water absorption and retention. When construction commences, this excess soil will be removed and reused to create the berm and the whole site will sit more than a foot lower than its current elevation.