Doug Barrett | Nov 14, 2017 AT 8:27 am
The University of North Dakota is targeting additional buildings for demolition. According to a news release the university has notified the North Dakota Historical Society of plans to raze Corwin-Larimore and Robertson-Sayre Halls. Officials say the buildings date back to 1908 and were not part of the original campus.
Mike Pieper - of U-N-D facilities management - says the deferred maintenance on the buildings could total eight-point-three million dollars over the next ten years. The letter to the state board is the first step toward removing the buildings. If approved the demo would take place next summer.
Also set for removal next spring is Chandler Hall – U-N-D’s original steam plant built in 1899. It suffers from structural issues.
The North Dakota Higher Ed Budget and Finance Committee today (Tuesday) will consider a plan to repurpose a portion of the existing bus garage for campus laundry services. The transition will cost 887-thousand-500 dollars.