The most recent meeting for the Joint Southeast Campus Area Committee was held last month. The meeting started with review and approval of the previous meeting minutes (March 15). No one was present for public comment.
Next, the board reviewed updated plans for the Charter Street Heating Plant. The project was first reported about at the March 15th meeting. Members of the project team were present to answer questions. The board voted to recommend the first phase of the project which includes constructing facilities that will be needed to maintain production during the other phases of construction. If the University gets final approval from the city, this phase will begin in 2011.
Chazen Museum of Art - on schedule, opening fall 2011
East Campus Utilities – this project should be completed by the end of August, work is mostly completed on Library Mall, and Observatory Drive will open soon
Hockey Swim Project - on hold for funding purposes
South Campus Union – back on schedule
WI Institute for Discovery - on schedule, the sidewalks will be restored soon
Education Building – faculty have started moving into their offices
Memorial Union – currently in design phase to renovate the entire building
Gordon Commons – will start in early 2011
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