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A&M Regents to Consider Flagship Building Projects Thursday

The next meeting of the A&M Board of Regents is Thursday in Galveston.

The agenda includes $85 million dollars of building projects in College Station.

By dollar value, topping the list of five proposals is taking final action on a $50 million dollar expansion and renovation of the student recreation complex. Student fees will pay for adding 113,155 square feet of new space. That will accomodate a new two court gym, more multipurpose activity rooms, and a one-story weight room expansion. Another 55,576 square feet will be renovated, affecting the natatorium, the outdoor pool, and the existing weight room. The project is scheduled for completion at the end of next year.

The regents will consider $4,585,000 to renovate the chemistry building’s first two floors, more than $7 million to replace an animal research building on west campus, and almost $8 million for a new anatomy lab at the health science center.

There are also two items related to Kyle Field.

It’s the first opportunity for the regents to meet in private to discuss the recent lawsuit filed by the family of a construction worker who fell to his death almost two months ago. A&M is not listed as a co-defendant.

South of the stadium is the Bright football complex. The 12th Man Foundation will pick up the $16 million dollar cost of renovating the first and third floors. The first floor work, to be finished by this August, involves 48,600 square feet covering players and coaches locker rooms and modernizing meeting rooms and the auditorium. Then on the third floor, Kevin Sumlin’s office and waiting area will be renovated, other coaches offices will be upgraded, and existing open space will be turned into more offices.

Click HERE to read the background information on the five projects from the Board of Regents agenda.

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Posted by on Jan 28 2014. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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