Montclair State University breaks ground for new science and business buildings

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The building boom that has transformed Montclair State into the state’s second largest university is continuing as officials broke ground for new science and business buildings – projects totaling more than $121 million.

The bulk of funding for the project, nearly $94 million, is coming from a state bond approved by voters in the fall. The referendum authorized $750 million in borrowing for building and renovation at colleges and universities statewide.

The new construction at Montclair is scheduled to be completed by spring 2015 and will join a host of other building projects that have allowed enrollment to grow by more than a third – to 19,500 students – in the last 15 years. Only Rutgers University is bigger in New Jersey.

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