Regents panel OKs UA plans for 2 new research buildings
Becky Pallack Arizona Daily Star | Posted: Friday, September 2, 2011 12:00 am
The University of Arizona is adding two new research buildings on the north side of Speedway to its wish list.
Capital improvement plans were approved by an Arizona Board of Regents committee on Thursday.
Having the projects in the plan allows the university to spend some money to hash out project details, including how to repay bonds to finance the projects, ahead of more stages of approval.
A planned $60 million engineering research center would be built next to the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering building. The engineering school has committed to raising $10 million in donations.
A proposed $85 million bioscience lab facility would be built near the Bio5 building for disease research.