STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The cost of UConn’s new campus in downtown Hartford has gone up.
The school’s Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to approve a final $140 million budget for the project, up from an original design budget of $115 million.
Laura Cruickshank, UConn’s master planner and chief architect, says more work than expected will be needed to stabilize the former Hartford Times Building, the centerpiece of the campus. She says some construction bids also came in higher than expected.
The extra money will come from contingency funds set aside as part of the state’s $2 billion Next Generation UConn bonding package.
The board also voted Wednesday to offer its current campus in West Hartford for sale to the town. West Hartford will have 45 days to decide whether to enter into negotiations.
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