New Hampshire officials have approved plans for a $35.5 million expansion of the recreation center at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, according to Club Industry.
New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan and the state's executive council have approved higher-education bond requests that include funding for the expansion, Foster's Daily Democrat reported. The approval comes several weeks after a committee tabled the recreation center plan along with several other capital projects for universities in New Hampshire.
The expansion of the Hamel Recreation Center will add about 65,000 square feet to the 100,000 square feet in the existing facility.
University officials say plans for the expansion were set into motion in response to students, faculty, staff and community members who have expressed a desire for more space to devoted to fitness and recreation.