Quantcast

MSSU Board approves recommendation to build residence hall compl - KOAM TV 7

MSSU Board approves recommendation to build residence hall complex - SLIDESHOW of artist renderings, plans

Updated:

POSTED ON BEHALF OF MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY

Board Approves Recommendation to Build Residence Hall Complex

JOPLIN, MO (SNS) – The Board of Governors of Missouri Southern State University today approved a recommendation from the Budget Audit committee to proceed with plans for construction of a new residence hall complex.

To be located north of Newman Road and east of International Boulevard, the three-story complex will feature 51 student apartments throughout six buildings, the vast majority of which will be four bedrooms. Each bedroom will have its own bathroom, and students will share a common living area and full kitchen. Each apartment will also have its own washer and dryer.

The exterior of the complex will include an open courtyard and common areas, a pedestrian-friendly design and parking on the back side.

The estimated cost for the project is $14 million.

“We want to be able to open the residence halls for students for the fall semester of 2015,” said Robert Harrington, director of Missouri Southern’s physical plant. “In order to do that, we’re looking to put this out to bid in January or February and start construction right away.”

In addition, plans call for construction of a 12,720-square-foot FEMA shelter next to the residence halls. The shelter, which will hold 2,000 people in the event of a storm, has an estimated cost of $2,064,416. FEMA will cover 75 percent of the eligible costs, said Harrington.

Attached, please find several architectural renderings of the exterior and interior of the residence hall complex, as well as the FEMA shelter.

The architect for the project is Bates & Associates from Springfield, with Joplin’s R.E. Smith Construction serving as construction manager and contractor.

# # #

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Southeast Kansas Roofers react to Kansas Roofing Act

    Southeast Kansas Roofers react to Kansas Roofing Act

    Monday, March 31 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-03-31 19:56:28 GMT
    An act passed by Kansas leaders was to ensure homeowners in the state would avoid doing business with unethical or "fly-by-night" roofing contractors.More >>
    An act passed by Kansas leaders was to ensure homeowners in the state would avoid doing business with unethical or "fly-by-night" roofing contractors.More >>
  • Carl Junction school district partners with Freeman Health to give students access to medical clinic near school

    Carl Junction school district partners with Freeman Health to give students access to medical clinic near school

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:31:44 GMT
    Carl Junction has partnered with Freeman Health System to create the next best thing to a school-based clinic. Students will get priority access to the Carl Junction Family Medicine Clinic including transportation but all only if parents agree.Nurse Bridget Day at Carl Junction high school has regular visitors taking medications. But some come in needing more health care and now she can send them to the Carl Junction...More >>
    Carl Junction has partnered with Freeman Health System to create the next best thing to a school-based clinic. Students will get priority access to the Carl Junction Family Medicine Clinic including transportation but all only if parents agree.Nurse Bridget Day at Carl Junction high school has regular visitors taking medications. But some come in needing more health care and now she can send them to the Carl Junction...More >>
  • Federal Funds Help Provide Medical Care to Afton, OK Community

    Federal Funds Help Provide Medical Care to Afton, OK Community

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:34:15 GMT
    Thanks to federal grants, a small town community that has been battling poverty conditions is now able to receive affordable medical treatment. And with future plans to expand and provide even more specialized care, the staff at this clinic are ready to serve anyone who walks through the door. More >>
    Thanks to federal grants, a small town community that has been battling poverty conditions is now able to receive affordable medical treatment. And with future plans to expand and provide even more specialized care, the staff at this clinic are ready to serve anyone who walks through the door. More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.