Is this supposed to be the replacement for Weidenbach Hall? Edit: never mind
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved today (Thursday, Nov. 21) the construction of the new Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Operations Center. The approval came during the Regents monthly meeting held at the Michigan Union.
"Centralizing all of our maintenance and operational functions into one facility will create better efficiency and service across our athletic department," said Dave Brandon, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics. "We have been in need of a home for these areas and to finally have them all under one roof will be a major benefit. This building will help support all of the current facilities and future development initiatives on the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus."
The Athletic Operations Center will house the department’s maintenance shops and offices, laundry, shipping and receiving and equipment storage into one building. By combining all these operations in one central location, the department will increase overall organization, productivity and effectiveness. Currently, these procedures are taking place in various facilities across the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus.
The new facility, which will be located to the south of Stadium Boulevard on State Street, will be approximately 18,000-gross square feet. This project is estimated to cost $6 million, and funds will be provided by the Michigan Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
The regents also authorized the commissioning of Niagarea Murano, whose architectural firm will be designing the project. The design stage of the project is scheduled to begin immediately, and the construction schedule is soon to come.