Bond Projects to Begin in August

Plans for the $98.1 million that WCU received under the bond referendum approved last November are spread out over the next six years and will begin with the construction of the Fine and Performing Arts Building.

Andrew Comrie, director of WCU’s Physical Plant, said the plans for the building will go to bid in May, and construction will start in August.

Two other projects are in design, according to Comrie.

“Renovations to Bird, McKee, and Killian Annex are combined into one project,” said Comrie.

The new 300-bed residence hall, which will be located across from Harrill Residence Hall, adjacent to the alumni house, is the second project.

“A designer is also looking at preliminary work for traffic relocation,” said Comrie.

The plans call for a pedestrian only campus with perimeter parking lots.

Forsyth and Stillwell are next on the list for renovations, followed by plans for partial renovations to Breese Gymnasium and Killian.

“We want to finish one project before we begin another so students and professors can be relocated,” said Comrie.

The order of construction is Bird, McKee, Killian Annex, Forsyth, Stillwell, and then partial renovations to Breese Gym and Killian.