University of Michigan Regents approve multimillion-dollar demolition, kitchen renovation projects
Two vacant University of Michigan medical buildings will be demolished under a $5 million project approved Thursday by the U-M Board of Regents.
The demolition project was one of two multimillion-dollar projects the U-M regents approved for the University of Michigan Health System at its monthly meeting.
Parkview Medical Center and Scott and Amy Prudden Turner Memorial Clinic will face the wrecking ball.
Both have been closed since the summer of 2010, after activities at both buildings were shifted to the new Brehm Tower, an expansion of the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, said Tony Denton, chief operating officer of the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers.
Parkview is adjacent to the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall St., on Ann Arbor’s north side, while the Turner building is adjacent to Parkview.
An $8.5 million kitchen renovation at the University Hospital also got the go-ahead Thursday.
The project includes the renovation of 13,000 square feet on level B2 of the University Hospital. It aims to change food and nutrition services for adult patients from a "cook-chill-reheat" production to a room-service method, according to materials distributed at the regents meeting. The renovation should be complete in the winter of 2013.