Some exciting changes are coming to Missouri Southern State University next year. Construction crews have been working diligently all summer on three major projects. Southern's Bob Harrington tells News Talk KZRG what's going on.
"One is the new residence hall. It'll consist of six apartment buildings. Total project cost is about $14 million. It's scheduled to be done for students to move in for the fall semester of 2015."
He says the university plans to use the revenue from the new apartments to pay back the $14 million bond that was used to build it.
Next up in their plans is a new $8.2 million athletic support facility that's being built at the north end of the football stadium. It should be finished by May.
"It's a two-story facility that'll provide locker rooms for football, baseball, and softball, a weight room, and a training room. The second floor will have offices for coaches, the athletic director, a large classroom, and a large alumni room"
The university is also building a $2.2 million FEMA shelter after receiving a grant to cover 75% of the cost to be completed next summer that'll hold 2,000 people.