Rhodes trustees get update on downtown project


By Sam Shriver - sshriver@limanews.com



Rhodes State College’s Borra Center for Health Sciences should be completed by June 9, 2021.

Rhodes State College’s Borra Center for Health Sciences should be completed by June 9, 2021.


Sam Shriver | Zoom meeting

LIMA — The $20.2 million Borra Center for Health Sciences is scheduled to open in June 2021. The Rhodes State College board of trustees went on a virtual tour on the downtown construction project Tuesday evening.

The facility will be home to five of the college’s programs including nursing, physical therapy assistant, occupational therapy assistant, emergency medical services and respiratory care.

The contractor on the project is the Spieker Co., of Toledo.

Munger Munger + Associates Architects Inc. have been working on the project and took trustees through the construction site via Zoom.

“We understand it’s been a decade or more of dreams for Rhodes State. It’s really coming along nicely. You should feel very confident that contractors have done a nice job. It’s gone along well,” said Hal Munger.

David Munger presented a room-by-room view of the progress made in the construction so far.

“These are shots that were taken last week on Wednesday,” said David Munger. “This is showing a kind of contextual shot down Main Street, and we see the city building and how the glass is going to relate with the existing buildings and then coming across the street to the Civic Center.”

“We like the way that the contractors are keeping the site neat and in good order,” said Hal Munger.

An in-person tour is tentatively scheduled for the end of January.

Terri Swart, the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission project manager, joined in the conversation.

“It has been amazing. There’s been a lot of coordination behind the scenes,” Swart said. “It’s just been an outstanding project. By January 22, we’ll have the building enclosure done and we’re tracking substantial completion by June 9.”

The project is coming in on budget.

“We’re at 66% completion. So generally at this point in the construction project, I’m at 30-40-50% of my contingency so to be at 13% is just amazing, Kudos to Munger Munger and Spieker for the way they worked on this project together,” Swart said.

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Rhodes State College’s Borra Center for Health Sciences should be completed by June 9, 2021.
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