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Council considers $21.5M project at Seton Hill

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
 

Greensburg City Council will vote next week on plans for Seton Hill University's proposed health sciences building.

Council is scheduled to consider both the site and land development plans when it meets on Monday.

Council's approval will be the final step before work can begin, city planner Barb Ciampini said.

Council reviewed building plans during a meeting Tuesday.

The Health Sciences Center is part of the university's long-term expansion plans and will add 60,000 square feet of learning space. The center is proposed to connect with an existing science building in Lynch Hall on the main campus.

Costs are estimated at $21.5 million for the center and renovations to Lynch Hall. Donations and grants have helped the project to get off the ground.

The four-story center will link to Lynch Hall on two levels. The building's appearance will match the existing science hall and feature a cylindrical glass atrium.

Inside the building will be examination rooms, classrooms, laboratories and office space for students in a variety of majors, including the physician assistant program and pre-medicine students who earn degrees from the university and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Nearly one-third of freshmen are enrolled in health science programs, university officials said.

The project was kick-started by a $7 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, the largest gift in the school's history.

The Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation has pledged $1.5 million, and an anonymous donor has earmarked $750,000, according to the university's website.

The work is expected to be completed in late 2015.

Greensburg's planning commission recommended council approve the plans.

Bob Stiles is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-6622 or bstiles@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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