Trustees approve $3.1 billion capital plan

A proposed five-year, $3.1 billion capital plan for the UMass system was approved Sept. 19 by the Board of Trustees at its meeting in Worcester.
 
The plan proposes spending $1.8 billion on new construction, $1 billion on deferred maintenance, with the rest earmarked for information technology upgrades, new equipment and other improvements. Of the $3.1 billion capital plan, $1.1 billion is slated for the Amherst campus.
 
The plan covers 249 projects, including 10 projects totaling $43.3 million new to this year’s capital plan. The new projects include deferred maintenance on the Whitmore Administration Building.
 
Most of the capital plan targets projects already underway on the campuses, including the Life Science Laboratories and the Commonwealth Honors College complex (right).