UM to shell out $15M to renovate vacant president’s home in Ann Arbor

The oldest College of Michigan developing, the President’s Home, will undergo a $15 million renovation though it is unoccupied. 

The residence that serves as the dwelling of the university president has been unoccupied considering that former UM President Mark Schlissel moved out before this yr. The regents fired him for obtaining an inappropriate romantic relationship with a subordinate. UM is at the moment searching for a new president.

The board of regents accepted the paying Thursday.

The President’s Residence, crafted in 1840 at 4,800 square toes, had 4 major additions concerning 1864 and 1933, and amplified in size to 14,000 sq. ft. 

Approaching renovations will incorporate upgrading the to start with ground of the property to provide it into compliance with the People in america with Disabilities Act. Although the household is the residence for the president, the 1st ground is at periods open to the general public and serves as a place for 70 community activities each year, Geoff Chatas, government vice president and main fiscal officer, explained to the board.

The challenge also will improve occasions capacity as perfectly as the functionality of the residing house in the personal home, which is shown on the nationwide and condition registers of historic locations. Protection will be up to date and renovations are anticipated to be completed by February 2023.