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National Guard Readiness Center in Appleton on the Wisconsin State Building Commission’s Agenda

October 12th, 2020 | by NEWCA

The Daily Reporter reports that the Wisconsin State Building Commission on Wednesday, Oct. 14 to consider a number of new projects including a potential $20 million overhaul and expansion of the National Guard readiness center in Appleton, WI.

According to the newspaper:

“The proposed work on Appleton’s National Guard Readiness Center is meant in large part to bring the structure into compliance with current building codes and federal standards. National Guard Bureau guidelines, for instance, call for centers of this sort to be nearly twice as big as the one in Appleton. The proposal calls for adding 25,000 square feet to the readiness center and improving the building’s electrical and HVAC systems, parking lot and other features.

“The addition will have space for a classroom, a locker room, an administrative space and other features. The project designs are coming from Boer Architects, of Milwaukee, and Bailey Edward Architects, of Chicago.

“The project was earmarked in the 2017-2019 budget for a 38,000-square-foot addition, but federal design authority only allowed for adding only 25,000 square feet, causing state officials to re-think their original plans. Bids for the work are expected to open in July, and construction is to begin in September. The addition is expected to be substantially complete by March 2023.”

You can read more about this and the other projects being considered by the Building Commission here.

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