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October 2007

Release Date: October 16, 2007

ASU Leases Space for Police Department, Administrative Offices

To help implement portions of the Centennial Master Plan and to provide additional space for administrative offices, Angelo State University has leased the Reidy Building at 1702 West Avenue N on the northwest corner of its intersection with Jackson Street.

The University Police Department, Accounts Payable Office and Controller’s Office will move into the vacant 7,224-square-foot facility later this fall. The current Police Station at 1905 S. Johnson St. will be demolished. The vacated Accounts Payable and the Controller’s offices, both located in the Administration Building, will be used for other administrative needs.

John H. Russell, director of facilities planning and construction at ASU, said, “Space is at a premium on campus, particularly for administrative needs. Leasing of the Reidy Building is the first step in addressing our short-term space needs until we can provide long-term solutions.”

Russell said the moves are the first of several that will provide additional space for administrative and support offices on campus. The next major project will be the renovation and expansion of the Hardeman Administration Building. The renovation will consolidate prospective student services and financial aid into a single facility. The building will also be expanded to include a new Center for International and Multicultural Studies.

The Reidy Building lease covers the next three years at a monthly cost of $3,975. ASU has the option to extend the lease on an annual basis for up three years.

The Police Department will move into the new facility in early November while the Controller’s and Accounts Payable Offices will relocate in late November.

Demolition of the current Police Department will be done in conjunction with the planned removal of nearby Mayer and Runnels residence halls. In addition to removing outdated buildings, the demolition will help open up the university Mall, which will serve as the central axis of new facilities built on campus as ASU strengthens its services and conveniences as a residential campus.

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