Several projects on tap for NMU

Nov 13, 2017

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University has several projects in the pipeline over the next two years.

During a university forum Friday, Vice President of Finance and Administration Gavin Leach gave campus an update on where plans for those projects stand.

He said the number-one capital outlay project they hope the state funds is a $26.5 million renovation of the Jacobetti Complex.

“Right now there’s a big need in workforce development, especially in the trade skills and career tech programs across the state, and that seems to be an area that’s highly important to the state in funding,” he said.

Leach says a plan to overhaul the University Center is still in the design phase. Officials hope to begin construction on that in May.

Two more residence halls are opening in January, which will provide 400 more beds.

And a building for lab space at the Forensic Research Outdoor Station (FROST) will be completed by the end of this month.

Leach notes NMU will renovate its Learning Resources Center over two-and-a-half years, starting with the main floor. When those changes are complete, officials will focus on the third floor.

Also, the school’s Cancer and Rehabilitation Center will go in the Legacy building at the new UPHS Marquette hospital site. The university is scheduled to move in its Health and Human Performance program this coming February.