Renovations scheduled for University Manor East Housing

July 14, 2005

Renovations to University Manor East Housing (UMEH) will begin Monday, July 18, on the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center campus. UMEH is the 31 building (248 apartment) east side residential housing complex. The project will be done in four phases and is anticipated to be completed by August 2007.

Phase one, including six buildings (48 apartments), is scheduled to be complete by the end of January 2006. Phase two, including 10 buildings (68 apartments), is scheduled to be completed in July 2006. Phase three, including eight buildings (56 apartments), is scheduled to be completed in January 2007. Phase four, including seven buildings (76 apartments), is scheduled to becompleted in July 2007.

The project will modernize and alter the exterior of the complex. Alterations include new windows, doors and siding as well as new interior finishes which will include kitchens, bathroom vanities, washers, dryers and floor covering. The heating, cooling and plumbing systems will be upgraded, new lighting will be installed, and new cable, phone and data networks are to be installed. Most notably the buildings will be equipped with sprinklers and new fire alarm systems.

To provide the contractor a place to store materials, a parking lot will be assigned to the contractor adjacent to each phase for the duration of that phase. In addition, parking lots 10 & 11 will be reserved for the contractor's use for the duration of the project.

A construction fence will be erected around each phase during its construction to provide security. The fence will prohibit movement through the construction area during the duration of each phase.

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