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June 3, 1999

The University has six proposed capital projects scheduled for the next two years under the regent's capital improvement plan guidelines.

The projects identified at the June 30 Arizona Board of Regents meeting on June 30 are:

Arizona International College relocation: The UA proposes a 30,000 square foot classroom building sited at Pima Community College's planned northwest campus. The preliminary budget estimate is $5.4 million

Facilities Services relocation: The project includes office space, maintenance and warehouse space and a service yard serving five departments. The five units relocating to the west side of Arizona Health Sciences Center are Facilities Management, Contracting and Procurement Services, Radiation Control, Risk Management and UMC Facilities Management. There are no square footage or completion estimates. The proposed budget is $15 million. The relocation would fee up campus space at Highland Avenue for two future residence halls.

AHSC Parking Structure: The proposal is a 1,500 space parking structure on the northwest corner of the AHSC. This project would provide employee parking for the facilities relocation project and free up more visitors parking in the north garage at AHSC. There are no cost or construction estimates yet.

Life Sciences: the UA proposes to finish shell space in Life Sciences North and South and the Central Animal Facility. The additional space would create research and instructional areas. Estimated cost is $13 million from a variety of sources.

Herring Hall renovation: Herring Hall is the second oldest building on campus, built in 1903. Herring has been used for many different activities during its 97-year history. Graduate students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences now use it. The $2.1 million renovation will provide additional space for the college and be completed in 2002.

Institute for Biomedical Research and Biotechnology: The institute would be home to an interdisciplinary molecular, life science initiative with several components - space for laboratory and offices for some 50 faculty from biology-related departments, temporary flex space for new project ideas and space for faculty from diverse departments to interact and share ideas. Size of the building is estimated at 200,000 to 300,000 square feet. The cost and construction dates are still undefined.