Sunday, October 21, 2018

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Funds approved for dorm renovation

The State Building commission unanimously approved Wednesday a UW-Eau Claire request for a $3 million budget increase for the renovation David Kalgaard Hall — the north tower of the Karlgaard Towers — on the university’s upper campus.

According to a news release from the university:

The increase brings the total cost of the project, which includes work on both towers, up to roughly $39 million. The increase in funding will not affect student housing fees; no state tax dollars are being used for the project. 

Renovation of the north tower began recently and will continue through the end of summer 2019. Work is expected to be done by the time students move in for the fall semester next year.

Marilyn Karlgaard Hall, the south tower, which was under construction during the 2017-2018 school year, will be ready for move-in Sept. 1.

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