November 13, 2017

Project Timeline

  • Groundbreaking – Summer 2017
  • Construction Begins – Fall 2017
  • Construction Expected to End – Summer 2019
  • Expected Opening – 2020

In preparation for the construction of the new Pomona College Museum of Art (PCMA), the College will begin installing electrical conduit across Bonita Avenue, between College Avenue and Harvard Place (alley) on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 a.m. The construction will require a full closure of Bonita Avenue in this area on Wednesday, November 15 through Friday, November 17. Traffic control will be implemented to provide vehicle and pedestrian detours around the work area. The sidewalk on the north side of Bonita Avenue will be closed on Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 16. If at all possible, please try to avoid this area.

October 25, 2017

Beginning Thursday, November 2, chain link security and safety fencing will be installed around the construction site for the new Pomona College Museum of Art (PCMA). Fencing will be placed along the west side of College Avenue, the south side of Bonita Avenue, the east side of the library parking lot, and the north side of Second Street. The sidewalk on Bonita Avenue, Second Street, and College Avenue next to the project will be closed for public safety. Signage will be placed for pedestrian detours.

City staff met with Pomona College and contractor Hathaway Dinwiddie to kickoff pre-construction meetings for the project. The meetings were designed to coordinate and outline the expectations of the city with regard to the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP) and all city requirements for permits and approvals.

Staff from the city, Pomona College, and the contractor will meet weekly or bi-monthly to ensure a coordinated effort continues through all phases of this 18-20-month construction process. The city arborist will ensure that the trees on the job site are protected throughout the process, including the creation of “tree protection zones” with orange fencing where special care and monitoring will occur.