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By Casey Smith, Indiana Capital Chronicle
Indiana’s Fee for Increased Schooling on Thursday greenlit seven capital tasks throughout a number of Indiana faculties and college campuses costing greater than $300 million.
State lawmakers included funding for the tasks within the new two-year funds, too.
The tasks embrace:
Ball State College’s North Campus renovation of roughly 358,463 sq. ft contained in the College Theater, in addition to the Hargreaves Music Constructing, the Arts and Communications Constructing and the Structure Constructing. This restore and rehabilitation undertaking consists of enhancements to: the mechanical, electrical and plumbing system, life security options, incapacity accessibility, and fireplace safety techniques. College officers stated the renovation will “enhance and modernize classroom house and assist areas to enhance pupil studying and meet present laws for varied packages.” The undertaking is estimated to price $81.6 million.
Ivy Tech Indianapolis’ nursing restructure, which incorporates the consolidation of the Fairbanks Heart for Healthcare Professions — a greater than 300,000-square foot facility in Lawrence Township — into present house on the North Meridian Campus in Indianapolis. That consolidation will save the faculty greater than $30 million in wanted repairs and enhancements to the Fairbanks Heart, officers stated. This undertaking may even consolidate a number of packages into the Glick Expertise Heart, eliminating the necessity for the 6,000-square-foot North Illinois Heart. The renovation consists of creating “modern classroom and lab house for the nursing and well being sciences packages.” The estimated price of the undertaking is about $38 million, of which $5 million is to be raised by means of reward contributions.
Indiana College renovation of roughly 572,000 sq. ft contained in the Wells Quad, the Music Addition and the Faculty of Public Well being constructing on the Bloomington campus. The restore and rehabilitation undertaking consists of varied constructing enhancements, whereas the renovation will enhance and modernize classroom areas.The estimated price of this undertaking is $89.5 million.
Indiana College’s renovation of about 59,000 sq. ft of parts of the Faculty of Dentistry constructing on the Indianapolis campus. This undertaking consists of constructing enhancements and can embrace the creation of latest casual studying areas, improved and modernized lecture rooms and labs, and assist areas to assist pupil studying. The undertaking is anticipated to price $10.4 million, with $6.8 million funded by means of college reward funds and $3.6 million by means of college working funds.
Indiana College’s renovation and development of roughly 50,000 sq. ft to the Science and Expertise Hall of the Indianapolis campus. The undertaking consists of constructing enhancements and creation of extra laboratory areas, modernized lecture rooms and assist areas to “enhance pupil studying and STEM program development.” The estimated price of the undertaking is $60 million.
Vincennes College ‘s development of a 70,000-square-foot Heart for Well being Sciences and Energetic Studying. The development will embrace state-of-the-art medical lab simulations and pharmacy expertise labs, in addition to modernize present classroom areas and assist areas used for well being packages. Funding: The undertaking is anticipated to price $33.9 million.
Purdue College’s expedited request to proceed with the renovation of Runway 5-23, positioned on the Purdue College Airport adjoining to the West Lafayette campus. The undertaking consists of repaving runway 5-23, relocation and reconstruction of taxiway Bravo 3 and elimination of connector taxiway Bravo 2. College officers stated the undertaking will enhance airport security as required by the Federal Aviation Administration. The overall price of the undertaking is $3.6 million, of which greater than $3.1 million can be paid for utilizing a federal grant, and about $452,000 will come from college working reserves.
This text initially appeared on Indiana Capital Chronicle.