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Published: Sunday, 5/7/2006

University of Findlay plans $7.2M in projects

FINDLAY The University of Findlay said it will spend about $7.2 million on construction projects on campus during the next fiscal year.

At a two-day meeting last week, trustees approved the projects as part of the board s annual budget meeting.

The projects include a $3 million renovation of the former Owens Community College property which it agreed to purchase for $4.1 million last month. UF plans to utilize the 60,000-square-foot classroom building that has been vacant since Owens moved from its campus adjacent to UF to a new location on Bright Road.

Other projects include a $2.2 million addition at the Mazza Museum of International Art from Children s Picture Books, which is being funded through contributions, and the construction of an arena at the western equestrian farm for $500,000.

UF officials said they also plan to spend about $1.5 million on maintenance and improvement projects throughout campus and about $1 million to re-equip basic science and other laboratories.

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