IU Board of Trustees approves 2017-19 legislative capital project request

Aug. 12, 2016

The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved the 2017-19 legislative capital project request.

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The biennial request is guided by the university’s Master Plan and Bicentennial Strategic Plan. | PHOTO BY CHRIS MEYER, IU COMMUNICATIONS

Guided by the university’s Master Plan and Bicentennial Strategic Plan, this biennial request prioritizes the next phase of a multi-phase plan to revitalize older academic buildings in the core of the Bloomington campus; renovate and expand teaching and research facilities for the IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis; and to continue repair and rehabilitation projects on IU’s regional campuses.

The request was presented before the Board of Trustees’ Facilities and Auxiliaries Committee today by Thomas Morrison, IU vice president for capital planning and facilities.

“This request supports our priorities as outlined in the Bicentennial Strategic Plan,” Morrison said. “Those priorities include reinvigorating the Bloomington campus core; advancing the IU School of Medicine’s academic and research capabilities; reducing our overall deferred maintenance costs; and creating effective learning and work environments for faculty, staff and students. Completion of these projects will support continued growth of programs and research; recruitment of top-notch students and faculty; and further opportunities for research funding and cross-disciplinary collaborations.”

The university’s 2017-19 legislative capital request includes:

  • Phase III of the Old Crescent renovation, including Ballantine Hall and the Geological Sciences building, on the Bloomington campus.
  • A renovation of the Health Sciences building for the IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis.
  • Phase III of deferred maintenance for regional campuses.
  • Renovations in the labs in Jordan Hall and the Chemistry Building on the Bloomington campus.
  • Construction of a new research facility for the IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

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