KEY FACTS: Record Growth Impacts Facilities
* 90% of the University’s 10,000 students participate in the Recreational Sports Program.
* The number of HPER majors has doubled since the 1980s.
* The three-level Sports and Health Center Addition is planned to be 45,000 square feet, a * 2% increase in space. The facility will provide fitness rooms, multipurpose space, and conditioning space for Recreational Sports, Varsity Athletics, and the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
* Project costs: $4 M student fees, $8 M state bonding request, $12 M total project cost. Student fees are currently being used to design the building. UMD will be ready to begin construction at the conclusion of this legislative session.
* The project is partially funded by a generous $4.5 million gift from Joel and Sharon Labovitz.
* The Labovitz School of Business and Economics is planned to be 61,000 gross square feet. This is about 1.5 times the size of the current School of Business and Economics.02-2003 school year. This is a 19% increase since 1999. The school is accredited by the AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
* Building built in 1968
* No significant renovations have been completed
* Building has significant amounts of asbestos and lead paint
* Building lacks fire detection and suppression systems
* There is no ventilation system in Life Science
* Total building square feet including the basement is 76,740.
* Estimated renovation is approximately 40,000 GSF
* Pharmacy will occupy approximately two floors of this three story building.
* All utilities within the building will be upgraded
Posted March 9, 2004.
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