December 19, 2013
The U-M Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses each submitted requests for capital funding and a five-year capital plan to the State of Michigan.
When a project is made possible through capital outlay funding, the cost is allocated between the university and the State of Michigan.
The Ann Arbor request is for the renovation and addition to the School of Dentistry. The proposed $120 million project would renovate approximately half of the existing building in areas with the highest priority and need.
An addition of approximately 50,000 square feet will provide additional contemporary research and patient care areas that are not compatible with the structure of the existing building.
The Dearborn request is for the renovation or replacement of the Engineering Laboratory Building. The ELB requires an updated design and infrastructure to adequately serve as the primary classroom, teaching and research facility.
A revised ELB will enable the College of Engineering and Computer Science to respond to growing regional and national demand for engineering graduates, and the UM-Dearborn plan to increase CECS graduates by up to 50 percent by 2020. The estimated cost of the project is $90 million.
The UM-Flint campus did not request any capital outlay this funding cycle.