VCU strategies to develop a new, 6-tale, $42 million pc and info heart on Broad Street | Richmond Area News

Situated at 707 W. Broad St., the new site is one block west of North Belvidere Avenue, and at the moment has a little parking large amount and is by now owned by VCU’s serious estate arm, the VCU Real Estate Foundation.

The plot is also adjacent to VCU’s technological innovation companies, that means significantly less rerouting of fiber and cable will be required. The university viewed as shifting the procedure to a 3rd-party locale or outsourcing the work but determined people routes would be more costly. 

VCU options to expend $23 million to put up the building, a price tag paid out by the college. For the remaining $19 million, which handles the charge of replacing the devices, the university is requesting the condition shell out these bills. 

VCU also ideas to shift its workers from 700 W. Grace St. to the new facility. Individuals workers work in funds accounting, facility operations and other departments. VCU designs to raze 700 W. Grace St. amongst 2023 and 2024 to make way for a new honors dorm. 

Presently situated across West Grace Avenue, the honors dorm finally will be changed by a new arts constructing, reported Meredith Weiss, vice president of administration.

VCU options to consolidate its arts facilities together North Belvidere Avenue. Earlier this yr, it declared options for a $181 million arts and innovation constructing to go up at the southeast corner of West Broad and North Belvidere Streets. The new arts constructing will incorporate hybrid classroom-labs, general performance room and “artistic incubators.” Development could get started concerning late 2022 and 2024.