UF trustees approve $100 million for infrastructure and building projects

Published: Jun. 7, 2019 at 5:52 PM EDT
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Board of trustees at the University of Florida have approved more than $100 million for building and infrastructure projects

A new student health center will be the top priority for the campus.

"The biggest single one is a new student health care center that's about a 26 million dollar project and that'll replace what's commonly known as the " Infirmary " for student health care and that's a building that goes back to the 1930s. So obviously it was built at a time when the campus and the student enrollment was much smaller than it is today."

Other projects include a new university police department, a specimen storage facility for the Florida Museum of Natural History and $50 million on a thermal infrastructure project.

"These are projects that are going to replace older buildings, people have made due with what they have for a long time but the campus has grown a lot during those years, and so we have to keep up with that growth and provide the facilities that are needed," stated Steve Orlando, UF spokesperson.

There is no timeline for when construction will begin.

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