Vacant Downtown Building to Become Offices for University

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

HARRISONBURG -- Some offices with James Madison University will soon move to the old ice plant in downtown. JMU Director of Public Affairs and University Spokesman Don Egle said there are not many details right now.

He said the university is working on what departments will be relocating and that so far he knows about the communications and marketing department. He said more departments will be added to that list.

Egle didn't say if the move means the university will be expanding.

“Anytime offices move on campus, it creates a domino effect. I'm sure this move will have that same effect," said Egle.

The 80,000 square foot building has been vacant for the past five years. The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development gave the city $500,000 for the renovation.

Egle said the project is expected to finish in December.

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