Funding for UVA to Renovate Building Built Just After WWII

Officials at the University of Virginia say the state is giving the school $64.5 million to renovate a classroom building built after World War II.

President Teresa Sullivan said Wednesday that the money for the major renovation of New Cabell Hall had previously been approved but not funded.

Funding for the bond-funded project was originally held up amid concerns about how much debt the state should issue.

The Daily Progress reports that the structure was built as a workhorse classroom building. Its 54 classrooms have been in constant use since the early 1950s with little change or improvement.

The renovation is expected to take about four years. The renovated building will hold language, literature and culture departments.

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