University of Iowa officials seek approval for Iowa River Landing project

$6.4M utilities distribution system project request also expected

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University of Iowa officials will seek state Board of Regents approval next week to finish into a procedure suite much of the shelled space on the fifth floor of the new Iowa River Landing clinic in Coralville.

The Procedure Suite Development project would cost about $7.4 million, funded by UI Hospitals and Clinics building usage funds. About 14,000 square feet of shelled-in space on the fifth level of the Iowa River Landing clinic would be converted into four procedure rooms used for endoscopic, upper gastroenterology and urology procedures. It would be designed with flexibility to accommodate outpatient procedures that may be performed in the future by the departments of ophthalmology and gynecology.

The project also would include the installation of a second service elevator. The remaining 13,000 square feet of Iowa River Landing's fifth floor shelled-in space would be finished at a later date as a separate project, officials said.

Also next week, UI officials will request regents approval for a $6.4 million utilities distribution system project that will install utilities along Court Street from Madison Street to Clinton Street to support the new School of Music building. The project also adds capacity for future growth in this area of campus, officials said. The project will be funded by utility system revenue bonds.

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