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UM President Approves East Broadway Site for Missoula College after Environmental Assessment

May 21, 2014

MISSOULA – The University of Montana has completed an environmental assessment for its planned Missoula College building. After careful review, UM President Royce Engstrom announced May 21 that he has determined constructing the project at 1205 E. Broadway would result in no significant impacts on the environment.

The complete EA is online at http://umt.edu/buildmissoulacollege/.

“The East Broadway site has gone through an intensive examination and it meets both present and future needs for Missoula College,” Engstrom said. “The EA showed that the site is compatible with its surroundings. I believe Missoula College will add tremendous attractiveness to the area on East Broadway and will serve as a catalyst for further positive development.

“I am looking forward to beginning the building,” he said, “which will serve generations of students to come.”

UM administrators intend for detailed design development to begin immediately, with a ceremonial groundbreaking as fall semester begins.

The 2013 Montana Legislature approved $29 million in state funding for a new Missoula College building, with an additional $3 million coming from UM.

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Contact: Peggy Kuhr, UM vice president for integrated communications, 406-243-2311, peggy.kuhr@umontana.edu.