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Site Selected for Construction Project

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Jan. 25, 2009) -- The location has been chosen for a new academic building that will house SUNY Plattsburgh's School of Business and Economics as well as its Computer Science faculty.

Funded through the State University of New York's Five-Year Capital Budget, the building will be located on the corner of Draper Avenue and Cornelia Street, northwest of Hawkins Hall. In addition to housing faculty offices, it will contain general purpose classrooms, labs and special project space.

"The site was selected for its proximity to Hawkins Hall, where many business and computer science classes are currently held; for the ease of access to utilities; and to preserve a ‘balance' of space utilization across our physical plant," said SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling, adding that, in addition to all of these factors, the costs to prepare this site for construction were the lowest.

Construction is expected to start in 2011 at the earliest and will take around 24 months to complete.

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