CU regents approve overhaul for Darley Dining center

BOULDER, Colo.—The University of Colorado Board of Regents on Friday approved a handful of projects for the Boulder campus, including construction of a 580-space underground parking facility.

The $24.8 million parking structure will be built underneath a new indoor practice facility on the east side of Folsom Field. The indoor practice facility is part of a $143 million plan to expand CU's athletic facilities, which is being paid for by partnerships and donations. The parking garage, however, will be paid for with campus funds.

The regents also approved a plan to renovate the 45-year-old Darley Dining hall on campus, a $48.9 million project set to begin this summer.

Other approvals included: a $22.9 million plan to renovate Ketchum Arts and Sciences, a building the campus has been trying to update since 2002; and an amended plan to build a $75 million Aerospace Engineering Sciences building on the East Campus.

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