Project Updates: Lot 4, College of Pharmacy New Construction and Cancer Center New Construction

LOT  4                                                      

The demolition of Lot 4 is complete.  In the place of the old parking structure there will be surface parking.   The new  lot will have 83 stalls and the cost to park  will be $30 per month.

At present, Lot 4 is not open.  The contractor has  to finish the sidewalk around the parking area and the landscaping.  This work won’t start until spring.

According to Tina Spencer,  Parking Manager, motorists displaced when the garage was closed will be offered assignments in the new lot.  Assignments will be based on parking rank and hire date.


The new lot has two entrances, both on 41st Street.

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College of Pharmacy – New Construction

The Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences &  Education and Center for Drug Discovery building   will be located between the Michael Sorrell Center and the Student Life Center  on 41st and Emile Street.  The building will house education space and research laboratories.



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Construction for the 85,000 square foot building will begin the first part of 2014.  The cost to build will be about $35 million dollars.   According to Mic Tierney, project Architect,  the new building will also have patient care simulation and instructional space for the pharmacy  students.

The current  College of Pharmacy building will continue to function as part of the Pharmacy College.

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Rendering of the new Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences & Education and Center for Drug Discovery building.

Cancer Center – New Construction


Construction work continues on the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.  DSCF0900DSCF0821DSCF0856

Footings going in  – they will transfer the structural loads from the building into the earth.


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Fire main backup going in.






Durham Outpatient Center dock area being demo’d.






Parking Lot 31 was closed the first of the year  for contractor use.









Air Handling Unit 7 —  Shutdown

The FM&P Strategic Energy group has scheduled a shutdown of Air Handling Unit 7 in the Wittson Hall building.  AHU-7 is to be taken off the current system and put on the new Siemens heating and cooling system.   This shutdown will affect the Gross Anatomy area on Level 2 – Only

Shutdown Schedule:
Commence Time:      Saturday, November 9, 2013, at 7:00am
Completion Time:     Saturday, November 9, 2013, at 7:00pm (Approximately)

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Jason Ray at 402-681-6029.  Since it is vital that everyone working in the Gross Anatomy area be advised of the shutdown, please mention it to your colleagues.              



As Swanson Hall demolition nears completion,   construction of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is now underway.   Expect an increase in construction traffic and observe all safety and   directional signage around the site. The following notifications will be posted   as changes occur and we ask that you mention these updates to your colleagues. This week…

Clarkson Tower Dock The Durham Outpatient   Center dock is now closed and all deliveries are to be made to the Clarkson   Tower dock at 4350 Dewey Avenue. Due to   increased activity, unauthorized access to the Clarkson Tower dock door is no   longer permitted. Employees may enter through the ground level door next to   the service elevators on the north side of Clarkson Tower. If you have any   questions or concerns regarding delivery logistics, please contact Craig Jenkins, Supply Processing, at 2-3515 or

Happening soon…

Walkway between   Durham Outpatient Center and Durham Research Center ClosingAs of Oct. 28, the  walkway between Durham Outpatient Center and Durham Research Center will be  closed. Pedestrians are asked to use the new walkway located within Lot 2   parking garage on level B.

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45th   street looking east towards Durham Outpatient  Center







New walkway within Lot 2 parking garage on level B





Ongoing construction projects…

Changes to Lot 3

A portion of stalls   in Lot 3 (garage located below the Medical Sciences Building) will be used for emergency department patient parking to   replace public parking spots annexed by the expanding Fred & Pamela   Buffett Cancer Center project site. Construction is underway and expected to   be complete the week of Oct. 14.

All employees   assigned to Lot 3 should continue to park in this lot as no user will be   displaced as a result of this change. During this time, we ask all drivers to   exercise extreme caution for the safety of construction workers.

Current Lot 3 users   will use access cards to pass through the relocated parking control barrier   arm to allotted parking spots. If you are a Lot 3 user and you have misplaced   your card, please call Parking Services at 559-8580 or email to obtain a replacement.

Please direct all other questions to Mike   Faber, University of Nebraska Medical Center Facilities Management & Planning at 9-4503 or Chris Johnson, The Nebraska Medical Center Facilities   Management & Planning at 2-3292.

(from Mallory Car)