VI. Plan Strategies
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:
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:
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.
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:
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:
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.