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PUBLIC NOTICEDraft Environmental Impact Statement Public MeetingNew Academic BuildingUW-Oshkosh 

A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been developed for the New Academic Building on the UW‑Oshkosh campus. An Environmental Impact Statement process is required by the University of Wisconsin System Administration guidelines in compliance with the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act, Section 1.11, Wis. Stats. The DEIS addresses the effects of planned demolitions and construction of a new 214,808 square foot facility that will be built on the site of the existing Facilities Management Center and the Campus Police and Security Building located at the corner of High Avenue and Rockwell Avenue.

 

The New Academic Building will provide 31 general assignment classrooms including two auditoriums to accommodate the instructional, academic support and community service development programs for the College of Business Administration and the College of Letters and Science in addition to the Environmental Studies, International Studies, Women’s Studies, African American Studies and Social Justice Programs. Also integrated in the design are general assignment computer labs, department instructional and research labs, student study/support space, shared conference rooms and project/grant work rooms, student organization space, and offices and support functions. Constructing the New Academic Building will allow multiple university programs to consolidate and relieve spatial constraints. The project includes necessary utility connections and incorporates sustainable design principles that emphasize energy efficiency, recycling and long-term durability. Demolition work is included in the estimated total project budget of $48 million that will be funded using $40 million General Fund Supported Borrowing and $8 million of Gift Funds. Implementation is anticipated during Fall 2009 with substantial completion and occupancy targeted for Fall 2011.

The DEIS is available for public review at:

 

Oshkosh Public Library

106 Washington Avenue

Oshkosh, WI

 

Polk Library

801 Elmwood Avenue

Oshkosh, WI

 

UW System Office of Capital Planning and Budget

780 Regent Street, Suite 210

Madison, WI

 

Facilities Management Center

845 High Avenue

Oshkosh, WI

 An electronic version of the DEIS is also available at the following website: https://titanfiles.uwosh.edu/xythoswfs/webui/_xy-290581_1-t_2sSoAxNX 

A 45-day public comment period on the DEIS will begin October 29, 2008. The public meeting on the DEIS will be held at 5:30pm on November 20, 2008, in Room 201 of the Reeve Memorial Union, located at 748 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh. Parking is available in Lot 15 across the street from the Reeve Memorial Union. All interested groups and individuals are invited to attend.

 

Written comments on the DEIS must be received by December 12, 2008 and should be sent to:

                        Matthew Spiel, Project Consultant

HNTB Corporation

10 West Mifflin Street, Suite 300

Madison, WI  53703.

 

Future opportunities for input will be provided when the Final Environmental Impact Statement is available for comment and the public hearing is held in early 2009.

 

Publish on 10/28/08.

 

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