Central State lands Ohio funding to update Brown Library

Central State University is moving forward with updates to its Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library following the State Controlling Board’s approval on Monday of more than $388,000 in funding for phase two of the facility’s modernization project.

The controlling board on Monday approved $340,620 to go to Levin Porter, a Miamisburg architecture firm, to pay for design services for the library’s updates. Construction for the project is estimated to cost more than $3.2 million, according to a request to the controlling board.

The board also approved $48,081 for fees from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.

Central State will also move forward with updates to its information technology infrastructure.

The controlling board approved more than $135,000 to pay for design and project management of IT upgrades by Point One Design in Columbus. The project will include network hardware, Wi-Fi upgrades, workstations, laptops and software changes for the university.

The IT project has an estimated cost of $3.4 million, according to CSU’s controlling board request.


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