Board of Regents

Physical Planning and Funding Committee - March 2007

Minutes
Physical Planning and Funding Committee
Thursday, March 8, 2007

Committee Chair Regent Salas convened the meeting of the Physical Planning and Funding Committee with all Regents invited at 2:08p.m. in Wyllie Hall, Galbraith Room 363 on the UW-Parkside campus.  Present were Regents Salas, Mc Pike, Bartell, Falbo, Bradley, Burmaster, Connolly-Keesler, Crain, Cuene, Davis, Loftus,.Pruitt, Rosenzweig, Semenas, Smith, Spector and Walsh.  Regent Shields was absent.

I.3.a. UW-Parkside:  Campus Master Plan Presentation

Vice Chancellors Bill Streeter and Steve McLaughlin and Campus Planner John Desch, presented the new UW- Parkside Campus Master Plan.  The plan was developed after extensive input from the diverse student population, faculty and staff members as well as residents of the surrounding communities.

The plan emphasizes the importance of creating a vibrant physical campus that supports UW-Parkside’s diversity, access, and especially the success of its students.

The plan is based on three principles: enhancing Parkside's image and identity through better vehicular and pedestrian wayfinding and circulation; keeping the campus green and promoting an ethic of sustainability; and promoting a more unified campus community through careful planning and design.

Regent Salas commented on the harmony of the green space to the campus buildings and congratulated the campus on the development of a comprehensive master plan.

The meeting was adjourned.

A description of the 1:30 p.m. Joint Session of the Business, Finance, and Audit Committee and the Physical Planning and Funding Committee and their discussion of the Recommendations from the Segregated Fee Review Follow-up Committee is reported in the March 8, 2007 Minutes of the Business, Finance and Audit Committee

Committee Chair Regent Salas convened the meeting of the Physical Planning and Funding Committee at 3:37 p.m. in Wyllie Hall, Library Classroom 150J on the UW-Parkside campus.  Present were Regents Salas, Mc Pike, Bartell, and Falbo.  Regent Shields was absent.

I.3.b. Approval of the Minutes of the February 8, 2006 Meeting of the Physical Planning and Funding Committee

Upon the motion of Regent Mc Pike and the second of Regent Falbo, the minutes of the February 8, 2007 meeting of the Physical Planning and Funding Committee were approved as presented.

I.3.c. UW-Madison:  Authority to Demolish the A. W. Peterson Building and the FoodResearch Institute Building for Purposes of Site Development

This item requested authority to demolish the A.W. Peterson Office Building, located at 750 University Avenue and the Food Research Institute Building located at 1925 Willow Drive on the UW-Madison campus for a total estimated cost of $1,096,400 Building Trust Funds.

Both buildings have outlived their useful lives, are in poor condition, and do not meet current or future needs.  The A.W. Peterson Office Building, located at 750 University Avenue, is the site for the new addition to the Chazen Museum of Art which is scheduled to begin construction in 2009.  Demolition now will allow the site to be used as lay down space for the East Campus Utility project.  The building is currently unoccupied, and the campus requests that this building be the first of the two to be demolished.

The 56,400 GSF Food Research Institute, located at 1925 Willow Drive, will be vacant in late 2007 after current occupants have moved to the Microbial Sciences Building.  The site will be used as staging space for the Lakeshore Residence Hall Development project slated to begin construction in fall of 2008.  Upon completion of that project, the area will become green space with landscape, hardscape, and improved pedestrian circulation.

Wisconsin Asbestos and Lead Abatement Management System surveys have been done on the facilities and work will include abatement of all hazardous materials in each building. 

Upon the motion of Regent McPike and the second of Regent Bartell, the Committee unanimously approved Resolution I.3.c.

Resolution I.3.c.

That, upon the recommendation of the UW-Madison Chancellor and the President of the University of Wisconsin System, authority be granted to demolish the A.W. Peterson Office Building, located at 750 University Avenue and the Food Research Institute Building located at 1925 Willow Drive on the UW-Madison campus for a total estimated cost of $1,096,400 Building Trust Funds.

I.3.d. UW-Stevens Point:  Authority to Amend the Campus Boundary and Purchase an Improved Parcel of Land for Future Development Purposes

This item requested authority to: (a) amend the campus boundary to extend one parcel west of existing campus land on Portage Street west of Isadore Street in the city of Stevens Point, and (b) purchase a 0.143 acre parcel of land and property improvements located at 1730 Portage Street in the city of Stevens Point at an acquisition cost of $112,000, using Program Revenue-Cash.

This 0.143 acre parcel is located immediately adjacent to campus-owned land northwest of the intersection of Portage and Isadore Streets.  The property is improved with a 1,976-square foot, two-story two-living unit, wood frame house and detached two-stall 360-square foot garage.  The purchase price is the average of two independent market appraisals of $128,000 and $96,000 which established an estimated fair market property value of $112,000.  There is no relocation cost associated with this acquisition. 

An environmental audit for the property found no evidence of questionable contaminants or environmental hazards; non-friable asbestos containing material (ACM) is presumed to be present given the age and condition of some building materials observed. 

Upon the motion of Regent Bartell and the second of Regent McPike, the Committee unanimously approved Resolution I.3.d.

Resolution I.3.d.

That, upon the recommendation of the UW-Stevens Point Chancellor and the President of the University of Wisconsin System, authority be granted to: (a) amend the campus boundary to extend one parcel west of existing campus land on Portage Street west of Isadore Street in the city of Stevens Point, and (b) purchase a 0.143 acre parcel of land and property improvements located at 1730 Portage Street in the city of Stevens Point at an acquisition cost of $112,000, using Program Revenue-Cash.

I.3.e. Report of the Assistant Vice President

Assistant Vice President David Miller reported that the Building Commission approved about $14M for projects at their February meetings.  The funding breakdown for those projects is $4M General Fund Supported Borrowing and $10M Program Revenue. (For more details about those projects, please see the chart at the end of these minutes.)

Mr. Miller informed the committee that the state Building Commission will be voting on the 2007-09 Capital Budget on March 14th and 19th.

Miller also updated the committee on UW-Whitewater's search for a solution to their need for temporary faculty and department office space to house the College of Letters and Sciences and its faculty during the construction of the College of Business and Economics Building.  Miller stated that the campus decided to delay the demolition of White Residence Hall, and to make a modest investment to convert that hall to temporary office space until the construction of Carlson Hall is complete.  At that time, those who were temporarily housed in White Hall, will move into Carlson Hall and White Hall will be demolished.  This solution will necessitate taking White Hall offline prior to the construction of a replacement residence hall.

I.3.x. Additional items that may be presented to the Committee with its approval

No additional items were presented to the Committee and the meeting adjourned.

 

 
February 2007 SBC Actions on Projects for
March 2007 PPF Committee Meeting
 
Campus
Project / Funding
Amt. Approved
 
February 2006
 
MSN Lease agreement for warehouse/office space;option to purchase facility, option to lease or purchase adjacent parcel
$7,000,000
MSN Demolition of AW Peterson Bldg and Food Research Institute
$1,096,400
OSH Sale of Parcel to the city of Oshkosh for $68,590
Approved
RVF Land Exchange
$350,000
STO Land Acquisition - (14 properties as they become available)
$1,600,000
SUP Land Acquisition
$480,000
SYS Maintenance and Repair Projects ($3,594,100 total)
  LAC Ctr for Arts HVAC Renv Incr
$532,000
  MIL Art/Chemistry?Music Elev repl
$1,052,000
  MSN Camp Randall Court/Track Renov
$319,000
  MSN KRC Fire Alarm Relp.
$308,000
  MSN Htg Plnt Charter CW Pump VFD Relp
$400,000
  MSN Htg Plnt Walnut Air Compressor Inst
$300,000
  PLT Longhorn Dr Ret Wal Repl
$355,100
  STP Steam/Cond Pit 23 to 25 Rpr
$328,000
   
 
February 2007 SBC Meeting Total
$14,120,500