Another summer brings another season of construction at St. Ambrose.
Among other projects this summer, a 1,700-square-foot addition is being completed on the west side of the dining room in Cosgrove Hall to add 100 seats.
Vice President of Finance Mike Poster said the university's summer projects would create an estimated $27 million in economic impact for the Quad Cities and provide the equivalent of 270 jobs.
Other major summer projects include:
Lewis Hall: Chemistry and biology majors this fall will have access to two new labs on the first floor of the building that has been home to science students at St. Ambrose for 83 years. An update to the ventilation systems also is part of the $750,000 first phase of the renovation project.
Parking: Three parking lots will be added on Gaines Street between Locust and Brown Streets. Nine university-owned houses are being razed to make way, and the lots will be available for the start of fall classes.
Information Technology: A move to the lower level of the library was completed in late May. The change includes an upgraded server room with generators and more efficient air conditioners.
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