(MADISON) – The Wisconsin State Building Commission unanimously approved UW-Stout’s request for additional program revenue funds to renovate Merle Price Commons. The project seeks to upgrade the building’s mechanical, electrical, and fire suppression systems in addition to interior and exterior renovations.

 “I am pleased to support this important project and see unanimous support from the State Building Commission,” said Senator Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset). “Price Commons serves hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and is a centerpiece for students, staff, and potential Blue Devils.”

Senator Schachtner asked for the State Building Commission’s support in letters sent to commission members. The letters emphasized the necessity of approving UW-Stout’s request to keep the project timeline on track.