UF’s board approves more than $100 million in construction projects


The Board of Trustees has approved four construction projects totaling over $100 million on the University of Florida campus.

New projects include a new student healthcare center, a new university police department facility, a special collections facility at the Florida Museum of Natural History and a thermal infrastructure project, The Independent Florida Alligator reports.

The board approved $26 million for the construction of the student healthcare center. The current UF Student Health Care Center Infirmary Building was built in the 1930s.

The University Police is located in a building that was constructed in the late 1920s as a radio station. The board approved $20 million to build a new building.

The Florida Museum’s Special Collections Facility will receive $8 million. While, around $50 million is going towards thermal infrastructure, which includes the large pipes underground.


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