Written by Rocco Brichler, Gabriel Dorr and RJ Pollock for Mustang News, Jan 18, 2024

After budget issues and construction delays, the new 1901 Marketplace dining complex is scheduled to open this quarter after almost three years after construction began in the spring quarter of 2021, campus dining officials said.

According to Cal Poly Corporation communications specialist Aaron Lambert, the project’s budget and timeline were exceeded due to weather and pandemic-related complications that “increased the scope of the project.”

Construction was initially set to be completed in spring 2023, with a fully functioning facility available in fall 2023, Cal Poly Corporation said. The delays have caused both deadlines to be pushed back by one quarter.