Penn State is proposing renovations – a 14,000-square-foot expansion and the addition of a "quarterback lab" to the Lasch Building – according to the agenda for Thursday's State College Borough Planning Commission meeting.
The renovations would include "upgrades to the sports performance/weight room and expansions to the second-floor office area." Upgrades would also be made to the rear lobby entryway, as well as landscaping, sidewalk, and parking upgrades.
The very cool sounding "quarterback lab" would require the demolition of the sidewalk along Hastings Road to make room for the 1,100 square foot addition. It's unknown what exactly would exist in this space, but having a quarterback-exclusive training facility can only help Penn State gain in the ever raging college football arms race.
The lab would be a small building between the Lasch Building and the Morgan Athletic Center.
These upgrades would be part of the ongoing $69-million football building renovations that the Board of Trustees approved last year. The Lasch Building renovations were expected to eat up $46 million of those funds.
The Lasch Building most recently got an upgrade back in 2016, when the building's locker room received a massive (and needed) upgrade.
The planning commission will meet virtually on Thursday, June 18 to review the initial plans.