Our changing campus: Update on hospital demolition
You’ve probably noticed some activity over at the former Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas. Preparations for demolition of the building as part of the HSC’s 15-year Campus Master Plan have begun. The next major change you’ll see before the demolition is the closure of Parking Lot B. The lot will be fenced and closed as early as Thursday, Dec. 13. You can find parking alternatives on the UNTHSC Police Department’s web site.
Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas
Hazardous material abatement and removal is scheduled to be completed mid-December. The demolition contractor is expected to begin mobilizing soon with the intent to begin the interior demolition before the Christmas holidays. The exterior and structural demolition should begin in late January or early February and should take four months. The associated material recycling (brick, concrete, steel, etc) will take an additional month after the demolition.
Parking Lot B will remain closed throughout the demolition of OMCT. Alternate parking includes the East Garage off Clifton Street and Parking Lot M on the west side of Haskell Street.
Public Health Education Building
Carter Burgess and Polshek Partnership are completing schematic designs of the building for review by the Health Science Center and UNT System. The preliminary project schedule indicates construction should start in May and be completed in July 2009.
Center for BioHealth
Construction crews are adding research labs, faculty offices and support spaces on level two of the Center for BioHealth and a portion of level four. The project is scheduled to be completed in February.
Research and Education Building
The public restrooms on levels two, three, and four in Research and Education building are being renovated to comply with required the Americans with Disabilities Act regulations and to upgrade the facilities. This project is scheduled to be completed in early January. Restrooms are available on the west and east ends of RES level one and the north end of the Education and Administration building levels three and four.