Members of the New Mexico State Legislature may soon be voting on just under a dozen individual capital outlay requests for facility construction and upgrade projects from New Mexico State University.
Those varied projects add up to a total of just over $6.5 million.
The biggest item on the NMSU list is a request for $2 million to plan, design, and build a nursing skills and simulation center for the school’s College of Health and Social Services on the main Las Cruces campus.
NMSU is also hoping for $1 million to plan and design a food science learning and safety facility, also on the main campus.
An equally large $800,000 would go for the planning, design, and construction of a water research and education laboratory, as well as a desalination laboratory, for NMSU’s College of Engineering.
A capital outlay of $400,000 is also requested for the planning, design, and construction of the stadium press box at the big Aggie Memorial Stadium. That $400,000 will also fund roof repair and replacement at the 42 year-old facility.
A smaller $150,000 is being asked for campus-wide safety improvements that will include landscaping, new sidewalks and lighting, as well as bike storage centers.
By Garry Boulard
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