St. Ambrose University is estimating several simultaneous campus capital projects will mean $27 million for the Quad-Cities economy and the equivalent of 270 full-time jobs.|
The projects include:
-- A new residence hall;
-- Three new parking lots;
-- A new information technology data center;
-- An expansion of the Cosgrove Hall dining room;
-- Renovations to the Lewis Hall classroom building.
The total costs of all of the projects is $13.5 million. The data center project already is complete, with all of the other projects scheduled to be completed by August.
The new residence hall -- dubbed North Hall -- and the extra parking lots are aimed at addressing Davenport residents' concerns about students parking off campus and living in off-campus apartments around the university, according to St. Ambrose officials.
The four-story North Hall will have room for slightly more than 200 students. Work on the $10 million project began in September 2011.