Our new 17-story building at 3rd and Chestnut in Harrisburg will contain 275,000 square feet of academic space. The educational space in the tower is slated to accommodate at least 1,000 new students and a health science education center that would serve degree programs in nursing, pharmaceutical sciences and other allied health programs. The new tower will have classrooms and training space for advanced manufacturing and interactive media programs, too.
The University spend $100 million on this project. Additionally, another $30 million to $35 million will be spent by a hospitality partner that will add a 197-room hotel and conference center with a restaurant inside the tower. The hotel partner has not been named. . The University and the hotelier would share space on 10 of the floors. The remaining seven floors would be used entirely by Harrisburg University.
No tax-exempt bonds will pay for the hotel or the restaurant inside the tower. Harrisburg-based Reynolds Enterprises Inc. and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., based in Baltimore, were hired to support Butler County architect Alex Wing of Stantec on preconstruction plans for the building.