In 2009 Indiana State University laid out their master plan to help give campus some much needed updates.
Now, 8 years later the updates continue. It’s a noticeable difference the moment you step on campus.
Upgrades to the four towers, Mills, Rhodes, Cromwell, and Blumberg are halfway finished.
And probably the biggest project on campus is well under way.
Last year the university received a large amount of money that in part would go to the life sciences building.
64 million dollars was set for renovations at the “College of Nursing, Health and Human Services.”
The largest part of that is an addition to the standing building. That’s right on Fourth Street on campus and that portion is set to be complete at the end of this year.
Director of Capital Planning and Improvement at the University Bryan Duncan says this addition will continue to help the successful department grow.
“All the programs in that college have been growing tremendously, this project will give them a new facility that will meet their needs now and into the future. And combine all their programs into one building so it’s been a great project.”
Duncan says the biggest issue they have right now is the life sciences building project cuts off Fourth Street and takes away some parking, but they’re grateful that everyone has been so patient.