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

The following are specific tasks that would be pursued, their time frame and estimated cost.

1. DEVELOP ASSIGNMENT OF SPACE PRINCIPLES AND STANDARDS

Consistent with MnSCU utilization and inventory standards, to promulgate campus policy for development, use and reassignment of space. To be completed on campus. Initiated in spring of 2000. A draft statement on office space assignment is attached as Appendix D. An instructional space assignment model is being developed around the Schedule 25 software product.

2. CONTINUE ACQUISITION OF "6 BLOCK AREA"

To realize the PMP and meet the community's expectation it is necessary that the acquisition of these properties be completed on an as available basis. This represents an additional cost of $1,000,000-1,500,000 over the next 10 years.


3. PLAN REPAIR AND BETTERMENT AND REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT AROUND FACILITIES STRATEGIC PLAN

Formalize the process on campus where by the Facilities Management staff identifies Repair and Betterment initiatives each year, in consultation with groups across campus, and presents the recommended list to the President's Council for review and approval. This list will be based on needs that present themselves and guided by the facilities plan goals.

4. INCREASE LEVEL OF R&B FUNDING

This initiative would allow for adequate funding to maintain buildings to expected standards, meet demand for a quality service venue and allow funds sufficient to initiate various programming and planning initiatives. Total cost would be an additional $200,000-700,000/year.

5. ADD MAINTENANCE STAFF TO MEET SERVICE EXPECTATIONS

Moving to a higher level of general maintenance, adequate equipment and systems maintenance, improved grounds and roads maintenance and accommodating the addition of the new Library requires 30-33 FTE positions over 5 years beginning in FY2000. This would move the staffing level to about 90% of the average for similar sized institutions in the same Carnegie Classification. Total cost of $825,000-1,320,000/year.

6. JAMES W. MILLER LEARNING RESOURCES CENTER EXPANSION PLANNING AND CONSTRUCITON

This work is in process with the new building construction as a result of favorable bids. Total cost is about $600,000 to be paid out of the overall project. Completion is expected in the fall of 2000.

7. PROGRAM AND COMPLETE PREDESIGN ON CENTENNIAL

This work could begin in July 2000 with completion in April 2000. Cost would be approximately $20,000.

8. REVISE PHYSICAL MASTER PLAN

Reconvene committee with consultant and revise plan in concert with Facilities Strategic Plan. Cost $15,000 to be started in fall 2000 completed by spring 2000.

9. PLAN BOOKSTORE IN CENTENNIAL HALL

In the summer of 2000 begin process of planning for relocation of bookstore to Centennial Hall. This work should be initiated with a selected vendor for the bookstore services. It is expected that the cost of the planning and the tenant improvements would be the vendor's.

10. PLAN COMPREHENSIVE SIGNAGE AND DIRECTIONAL SYSTEM

Review with consultant, University Relations, Public Safety and facilities staff development of signage and directional information standard for campus. Start work in the summer of 2000 to be completed by December 2000 at a cost of $20,000.

11. INSTALL SIGNAGE AND DIRECTIONAL SYSTEM

Following the newly established standard do phased installation of system beginning in the summer of 2000 over 3 years at a cost to be determined in the planning phase.

12. PROCEED WITH CIP/HEAPR PROJECTS FY2000 SESSION

  • Renovate Eastman. Complete Summer 2002
  • Renovate Riverview. Complete Summer 2002
  • Renovate Lawrence. Complete Summer 2002
  • Renovate Centennial. Complete Summer 2002
  • Electrical System and Tunnel
  • Physical Master Plan Request
  • $ 5,525,000
  • $ 3,758,000
  • $ 3,865,000
  • $10,847,000
  • $ 8,836,000
  • $ 3,070,000

13. PLAN/PROGRAM ASSIGNMENT OF STEWART HALL AND BUSINESS BUILDING

Planning and programming work could begin as soon as July 2000. Work would cost about $20,000.

14. PLAN/PROGRAM ASSIGNMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Work could begin as soon as July 2000. Cost of about $20,000.

15. PLAN/PROGRAM USE AND ASSIGNMENT OF BROWN HALL & ECC

Work could begin as soon as July 2000. Cost of about $20,000.

16. REASSIGN SPACE IN EDUCATION BUILDING

Plan summer of 2000.

17. PLAN ADAPTIVE REUSE OF BOOKSTORE

Plan for the relocation and reuse of the vacated Bookstore facility as a classroom and office facility to meet the needs at the Traffic Safety Center and University warehouse/storage facility. Cost to plan about $10,000.

18. PLAN REASSIGNMENT OF VACATED SPACES IN AMC

The needs of the Minority Cultural Center, student organizations and gathering/meeting space. Process could start in the fall of 2000. Cost to plan about $5000.

19. PLAN ADAPTIVE REUSE OF WHITNEY HOUSE

Whitney assigned as short-term faculty residence and reception center. Develop plan for renovation and adaptive reuse recognizing historic character of facility. Cost to plan about $10,000.

20. PLAN FOR EMERGING NEEDS

Review demand and development alternatives for serving demonstrated student needs for housing, including married students, child care and health services. Fix plan for heath careers academic program and Applied Research initiative. Cost to plan about $10,000-$15,000.

21. PLAN FOR FACILITIES MANAGMENT SERVICE SPACE

Develop an assessment of the garage, motor pool and facilities management administrative office needs. This would also include consideration for boat storage. Cost to plan about $10,000-15,000.

The following chart compares the distribution of space following these initiatives to the 1997 distribution and the reported norms from the 1974 HEGIS facilities survey.

The plan resulted in an increased proportion of classrooms, offices and study space. Decreased proportions of laboratories, special spaces, residence halls and unassigned spaces. Following this report appendices A, B and C contain the Spring 1997 Space Distribution, the Proposed Space Distribution and the standard HEGIS Room Use Codes that are the basis for this chart.

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