2019 Capital Request
Each year, the University requests state funding for capital investment projects approved by the Board of Regents. These building and infrastructure projects are critical to prepare students for successful careers in the 21st century, recruit and retain world class faculty and staff, and drive innovation and discovery, all while being responsible stewards of resources. Below are the University’s three requested projects approved by the Board of Regents.
Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement
$200 million in state funding
Maximize the effectiveness and life of the U of M’s 29 million square feet of infrastructure. The U allocates HEAPR funding systemwide in four categories: health, safety, and accessibility; building systems; utility infrastructure; and energy efficiency.
Child Development Building Replacement
$28 million in state funding
$14 million invested by the University
$42 million project total
Renovate the Child Development Building, built in 1913 on the Twin Cities campus, demolish the existing 1967 addition, and construct a new 30,000+ square foot addition, creating a 21st century childhood development research and training hub.
A.B. Anderson Hall Renovation
$4.3 million in state funding
$2.1 million invested by the University
$6.4 million project total
Modernize 35,000 square feet of teaching space for more than 4,500 students on the Duluth campus studying communication, philosophy, history, and art. Updates to mechanical and life safety systems will address recent closures due to extreme temperatures.