Dal board approves construction of mixed-use facility

December 1, 2011

Dalhousie University's board of governors has passed a motion to build the new LeMarchant Street Mixed-Use Facility -- which will feature 326 residence beds and several student services -- but to construct the building, the Memorial Arena will have to be taken down, leaving Dal without an arena for approximately 4 years. At 7 stories, the Mixed-Use Facility will cost $48 million and, in addition to the residence spaces, will also house Health Services and Counselling Services, International and Black Student Centres, and the Student Recruitment & Welcoming Centre. The arena is slated to come down after exams next April. Dal's athletics director says the university is working on a solution to house its varsity and recreation programs and is close to finalizing details. Dal News