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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Local Contractors Selected For Residence Hall Project
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MAILED: April 8, 1998


EAU CLAIRE -- Market and Johnson of Eau Claire will be the general contractor for the construction of a new residence hall on upper campus at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
HSR of La Crosse will do the architectural/engineering work on the project and HVP Design Inc. of Eau Claire will be the mechanical consultant.
"We are very pleased the project will be done by local contractors," said Interim Chancellor Marjorie Smelstor. "This is a very exciting project for the university."
The State Building Commission approved the project - which is expected to cost more than $10 million -- as part of the 1997-99 biennial capital budget.
The hall will be constructed on a site that is located next to Oak Ridge Hall, where a parking lot currently sits.
To compensate for the lost parking spaces, a new 300-stall parking area will be constructed in an open space across from Oak Ridge Hall. Sacred Heart Hospital owns the open space. The hospital will lease the land to the university for 20 years.
Construction of the new parking area is expected to be completed this summer.
Workers plan to break ground on the new hall this fall.
The new residence hall, which will house 328 students, should be completed in time to be occupied during the 2000 summer session.
The new hall will help relieve the overload to current space and provide an unusual living and learning environment for students. Expected to attract juniors and seniors, the hall will feature apartment-style suites, each with a small living area, cooking facilities, bathroom and four bedrooms. The rooms will be wired for cable and computer access. The building will be air-conditioned and include seminar rooms equipped for the latest instructional technology.

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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: April 8, 1998