CHAMPAIGN, IL (May 12, 2015) – Substantial completion of the nation’s preeminent
educational center for wounded veterans highlights the more than 40 capital
improvement projects taking place on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
campus this summer. The Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in
Higher Education will be a state-of-the-art facility combining 24-hour comprehensive
support with academic programming for student veterans and their families.
A complete map of project locations and descriptions are available at:
Summer projects will provide accessibility improvements, laboratory remodels,
updated facility infrastructure and building envelopes, enhanced energy efficiency,
life safety features, and beautification of the campus grounds. Notable projects
include Ikenberry Commons #3 Residence Hall, State Farm Center, and the Natural
The renovation of the Chemistry Annex is part of the Instructional Space
Improvement (ISI) initiative funded by the Office of the Provost, colleges and
departments, the Academic Facilities Maintenance Fund Assessment (AFMFA), and
library and information technology fee. To date, approximately 113 classrooms have
been upgraded through the ISI.
As much as practical, work on these major capital construction projects is timed for
this period to minimize potential inconvenience to students, faculty, and staff.
Several transportation network and utilities infrastructure improvements will
necessitate street closures.
Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project Update:
Planning continues for the MCORE Project to begin in fall 2016. MCORE will impact all
modes of transportation in critical campus areas including Green Street, Armory
Avenue, White Street, and Wright Street. The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit
District (MTD), City of Champaign, City of Urbana, and university are partnering to
improve mobility in the core of our community through MCORE. For more