Building Boom At James Madison Continues

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James Madison University's building boom shows no signs of slowing down in the coming year.

Projects totaling $110.6 million are under construction at the university, the next projects in the queue total $116.4 million and the university will ask the government for about $29 million more to pursue projects in 2013-14.

Growth on campus has accompanied an expanding student enrollment, which has increased by 4,300 students since fall 2002.

The $42.9 million renovation of Duke Hall, located near JMU's Quad on the corner of South Main and Grace streets, is the next project scheduled to be completed by the university. Duke houses an art gallery, theater and offices for the School of Art and Art History.

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