VI. Plan Strategies
Campus Master Planning: Facilities Utilization
Draft-11/23/98, REV. 7/10/1999, 1/18/2000, 2/7/2000

1. JAMES W. MILLER LEARNING RESOURCES CENTER EXPANSION 235,000 GSF

The expanded space in the Miller Center should allow for consolidation of the Academic Computing Offices with the other Learning Resources and Technical Services staff. This would include the Computer Store and Help Desk.


2. CONVERT CENTENNIAL HALL TO A MIXED USE FACILITY 161,000 GSF

The conversion and reuse of Centennial Hall is the lynch pin of the entire plan. There is adequate space in this building to accommodate:

  • College of Business in its entirety
  • Fine Arts and Humanities Departments of English, and Philosophy
  • Center for Student Success:
  • Write Place
  • Math Skills Center
  • Minority Academic Support Center
  • Athletes for success
  • Intensive English Center
  • GLBT Services
  • Honors
  • Advising Center
  • Career Services
  • General Studies
  • Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Sponsored Programs
  • Expanded Bookstore
  • Administrative computing and MnSCU Offices
  • Common use auditorium and classrooms

 

The public spaces could serve as galleries for cultural displays. This configuration should allow about a 15% increase in space for the academic departments and a 50% increase in bookstore space.

3. RENOVATE LAWRENCE HALL-36,497-44,000 GSF

Lawrence Hall renovation would allow:

  • 75-100 residence hall beds
  • Foreign Language and Literature Department
  • International Studies Program.

4. RENOVATE RIVERVIEW-28,128 GSF

Riverview would be configured to serve as instructional space for Speech Communication and the Dean of Fine Arts and Humanities.

5. RENOVATE EASTMAN-45,997 GSF

Eastman would be renovated as anticipated in the 1996 pre-design report to meet demand for student recreation space.

6. RENOVATE WHITNEY-11,383 GSF

Develop for use as "University House" serving as short-term residence for visiting faculty and other guests, a small reception center, a dining venue and other uses.

7. REASSIGN BUSINESS BUILDING AND STEWART HALL-230,036 GSF

These changes will open up space in the Business Building. These sound office and classroom buildings that are linked will meet the expanding needs of the College of Social Sciences and allow consolidation of the departments.

  • Political Science would move from Brown Hall
  • Minority Studies and Women's Studies from the Education Building
  • Psychology Department and Dean's Office from Whitney House
  • Mass Communication to have access to adequate classroom space

8. REARRANGE/REASSIGN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES-59,545 GSF

The space freed up in Administrative Services could be to expand and consolidate service offices on campus. These would include:

  • University Executive Offices
  • Admissions
  • Business Office
  • Records and Registration
  • Financial Aids
  • Expanded Mail Center
  • Facilities Management

9. REASSIGN ALUMNI HOUSE-6108 GSF

Consolidated Institutional Research Office.

10. REASSIGN SPACE IN MATH SCIENCE AND BROWN HALL AND ECC 317,327 GSF

Present and emerging initiatives such as the Communication Disorders Department and its community clinical services. The Center for Continuing Studies would be accommodated pending further development of program plan for this unit.

11. REASSIGN SPACE IN THE EDUCATION BUILDING-101,006 GSF

The Education Building, following the move of CDIS to Math Science, could house the minority cultures resource center for K-12 teachers.

12. RELOCATE AND REASSIGN BOOKSTORE-12,100 GSF

The relocated bookstore could be relocated to a site adjacent to the Traffic Safety Center. The building would be converted to an office classroom facility for Traffic Safety and needed storage and warehouse space for the University Inventory office.

13. VACATE COLBERT HOUSES

These residences in poor condition would be vacated and when turned over to the University be demolished. This will coordinate well with the River Walk.

14. VACATE NORTH OFFICE CENTER-4,002 GSF

This facility is in fair condition and would be vacated and demolished. This would free up additional parking space as anticipated in the Physical Master Plan.

15. VACATE CENTER FOR CONTINUING STUDIES-3,225 GSF

This facility is in fair condition and would be vacated and demolished. This would free up additional parking space as anticipated in the Physical Master Plan

16. REASSIGN SPACE IN ATWOOD CENTER-165,542 GSF

Space used by Student Disability Services, and Student Life and Development Office would be re-assigned. Uses would include meeting and gathering space, expansion of the Minority Cultural Center

17. REASSIGN SPACE IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES-4,325 GSF

The facility would be reassigned as the Women's Center with the adjacent garage assigned to Grounds Maintenance.

18. CONSTRUCT/ACQUIRE GROUNDS AND MOTOR POOL FACILITY

No facility is available for storage of grounds and snow removal equipment. Motor pool storage and service area is inadequate. There is also a need for convenient storage of boats used by the Biology and Environmental Studies Departments.

19. IMPROVE AND MAINTAIN FACILITIES' CONDITION

Underpinning a sustained improvement to the University's facilities is a commitment to maintenance. Based on the condition assessment being completed by MnSCU it is likely that increased resources will have to be committed to the Repair and Betterment program and to the operations of the physical plant.

20. PLAN FOR EMERGING ISSUES

Five areas were identified that will need further study because the needs and the University's program direction were not completely defined. Following this study an assessment can be made of whether the plan needs to be revised. These areas are:

  • Review in detail the long-term need and funding strategies for student/married student housing
  • Review long term demand and funding options for on campus childcare.
  • The health care center requires comprehensive review and analysis in this context, particularly with the increasing demand for on campus housing.
  • The plan for an innovative health careers program in Science and Engineering requires further definition of potential facilities implications.

21. REVIEW PHYSICAL MASTER PLAN

In light of developments in this plan, revise the PMP to reflect these changes. Specifically review need for additional buildings, the viability of a parking ramp, potential for sky way connection of buildings and the reuse/refurbishment of Selke Field.

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