To be built atop the proposed North Entrance Parking Structure (NEPS), the PSOB will have 170,000 gross square feet and is estimated to cost $43,270,000, according to Vice President Farris W. Womack.
The PSOB will have four floors of faculty and administrative offices and a fifth floor principally for the buildings mechanical and electrical systems but also for some faculty offices and a fitness center.
When the Regents considered the preliminary concept of the building last May, they were presented with both a small scheme and a large scheme in the form of an area model, Womack noted. Our request now is for the larger of the two schemes which, from a site development standpoint, achieves maximum utilization.
This decision, he said, affects the proposed NEPS, a 1,000-car parking structure as originally approved, which will be adjacent to the proposed Cancer and Geriatrics Centers Building (C&GC).
A portion of the previously approved NEPS will be required to be enlarged. This change will add approximately 80 parking spaces and increase the total cost of the structure accordingly, from $18,800,000 to $20,640,000, he explained.
To coordinate the timing of the three proposed projectsNEPS, C&GC and PSOBthe schedule of all three projects will need to be adjusted to receive bids in May 1993. The C&GC project budget also is revised, from $73,468,000 to $74,033,000.