MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) – A state building commission has approved an $8 million project to renovate an office building into dorms on the University of Wisconsin-Stout campus.
The money will be used to upgrade McCalmont Hall on the Menomonie campus. Plans call for infrastructure upgrades, redesigned bathrooms and additional community spaces.
The state’s Building Commission approved the $7.9 million project Wednesday.
School vice chancellor Phil Lyons said the upgrade is necessary because enrollment is up and living space is at a premium.
McCalmont Hall was built in 1963. It’s been used as a dorm, but some space has been used for faculty offices. The offices are being moved elsewhere and the space repurposed for student living.
The project is getting its money completely from student housing fees, not tax dollars.[related-posts numitems=12 collection=”mke_jobtrac” metatag=”categories” value=”Schools”]