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Campus master plan update

Campus Master Plan Update

Campus Master Plan

Task Force Reports

February 16, 2010


  • Review the task force groups and charges

  • Discuss some of the findings

  • Review next steps

Campus Master Plan

Task forces
Task Forces

  • There were eight task forces in this phase:

    • Academic Needs and Space Utilization

    • Community Partnerships

    • East Campus Vision

    • North of Boulder Creek

    • Living-Learning Environments

    • Recreation, Open Space and Athletics

    • Transportation

    • Sustainability

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Task Forces

  • Nearly 120 people participated

  • Composed of faculty, students, staff, City representatives, and community representatives

  • Worked October 2009 to January 2010

  • Final reports are nearly ready

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Task Forces

  • Charged with

    • Examining their areas in light of Flagship 2030 Strategic Plan goals

    • Looking for areas of cooperation and potential partnerships

    • Improving the utilization of our resources

    • Studying specific issues of their focus area

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Academic needs space utilization
Academic Needs & Space Utilization

  • UG enrollment growth from 25,408 to 26,951 by F30

  • GRAD enrollment growth from 4,788 to 7,100 by F30

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Academic Needs & Space Utilization

  • UG enrollment growth from 25,408 to 26,951 by F30

  • GRAD enrollment growth from 4,788 to 7,100 by F30

  • Sensible plan for 250 new TTT faculty within next CMP

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Academic Needs & Space Utilization

  • Facilities Improvements

    • Large Classroom (600 to 750 seats)

    • 1,000 seat performance venue (Music and Theater)

    • 3 additional science buildings (Geosciences, Chemistry 2, NREL)

    • Library welcome / Information Center

    • Science Museum

    • As facilities as provided, allow for instructor needs; Consider use of former IBS buildings & other backfill space for instructors

    • Convert vacated Henderson Museum/ MCOL and ENVD

    • Convert underutilized, obsolete space on MC for faculty and graduate student offices with partitions

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Academic Needs & Space Utilization

  • Other Recommendations:

    • Reserve 1 to 1.5% of GF revenue for renovation and maintenance of academic facilities

    • Incentivize efficient space usage throughout campus

    • Ensure planning for and funding of vacated space on the MC as programs move to the EC

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Community partnerships
Community Partnerships

  • Key Principles

    • Institutional relations & cooperative planning

      • Regular meetings of leadership

      • Commitment to transparency, shared information

      • Provide incentives and broaden the definition of faculty teaching, service, and research to encourage community engagement

      • Create an affiliate culture that supports diversity and mutual understanding

    • Resource leveraging

    • Move the city and university toward a creative economy

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Community Partnerships

Creative Economy:

“We propose that campus planning draw from the tenets of a “creative economy” as a “hybrid” model for economic growth, one premised upon technology, the arts, information, culture, the environment and entrepreneurialism.”

-Community Partnerships Task Force Report

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Community Partnerships

  • Design Elements

    • Seek common values that sustain economic, social & environmental growth and responsibility

    • Sensitivity to proximity

    • Develop common areas that promote public safety, functionality and a Boulder “aesthetic.”

    • Reserve space for future development

    • Infill and density planning that supports decongestion and efficient economic development

    • Promote alternative transportation

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East campus vision
East Campus Vision

  • Five Academic-Research Cores

    • Life Sciences (CIMB, Biochemistry, ChBE, IPHY, etc.)

    • Geosciences (ENVS, ATOC, INSTAAR, USGS, CIRES, etc.)

    • Energy (RASIE, NREL)

    • Astrophysical & Space Sciences (LASP, CASA)

    • Social Sciences and Humanities (SLHS, Linguistics, Philosophy)

  • Engineering and Federal partnerships integrated into Academic Research Clusters

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East campus vision1
East Campus Vision

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North of boulder creek
North of Boulder Creek

  • Partner with UDFCD and City on flood mitigation

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North of Boulder Creek

  • Partner with UDFCD and City on flood mitigation

  • Create partnerships to replace affordable family housing in higher density development

    • Graduate students

    • International students

    • Faculty/staff

    • Retired campus constituents

    • Alumni

  • Active and passive recreation and athletic fields in floodway

  • Strengthen pedestrian linkages to the campus

  • Childcare

  • Conference Center

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Living learning environments
Living-Learning Environments

  • Implement plan to increase the number of RAPs from 9 to 30 by F30 (Flagship 2030)

    • Sustainable programs (discipline specific, honors, thematic, common interest)

    • Sustainable faculty leadership

    • Adequate facilities

    • Develop new financial model

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Living learning environments1
Living Learning Environments

  • Understand what type of facility creates a successful, sustainable residential academic program

  • The right mix of offices, smart classrooms, common area, study, staff support, recreation, music/game, kitchen spaces

  • Facilities supporting a strong presence of mentors – faculty, upper classmen and graduate students

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Recreation open space athletics
Recreation, Open Space & Athletics

  • Investing resources in recreation centers, athletic facilities and open space will result in powerful recruitment and retention tools.

  • Existing facilities condition, combined with 20% growth in student enrollment over the past two decades, have placed extreme pressures upon facilities which now require immediate attention

  • Demand cannot be met without both renovated and new facilities

  • Geographical distribution of facilities cause operational difficulties

  • Floodway/floodplain ground remains desirable for facilities 

  • Preservation of existing open space

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Recreation, Open Space & Athletics

  • Indoor

    • Minimum of 160,000 asf new (standard 12 sf per student)

    • Renovate Student Recreation Center (220,000 gsf)

    • Construct indoor practice facility with track

    • Expand Dal Ward

  • Outdoor

    • 6 lighted natural turf multi-purpose fields (or 4 lighted synthetic)

    • Minimum of 4 lighted, natural turf softball fields; 1 lighted baseball field

    • Ancillary facilities for athletics and recreation

    • Sustainable landscape/grounds

  • Partner with City and school district

    • Indoor tennis

    • Competition swimming pool

    • Indoor/Outdoor running tracks

    • Ice rink

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Smart growth principles
Smart Growth Principles

  • Smart Growth strategies:

    • Mix of land uses

    • Take advantage of compact building design

    • Create a range of housing opportunities and choices

    • Create walkable neighborhoods

    • Foster distinctive, attractive communities with a strong sense of place

    • Preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty and critical environmental areas

    • Strengthen and direct development toward existing communities

    • Provide a variety of transportation choices

    • Make development decisions predictable, fair and cost-effective

    • Encourage community and stakeholder collaboration in development decisions


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Next steps
Next Steps

  • Present Task Force Reports

    • Task Force Committee Members Feb. 4

    • BCPC Feb. 11

    • DRB Feb. 12

    • Deans Council Feb. 16

    • CU/City Joint Meeting Feb. 24

    • BFA/Faculty Open House Pending

    • Research Institute Directors Pending

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Next Steps

  • More In-depth Study

    • Contracts February 2010

    • Scenario Study March 2010

    • Begin Area Plans March 2010

      • East Campus

      • North of Boulder Creek

      • Mountain Research Station

    • Public Open House May 2010

  • Draft Plan

    • Draft Plan Ready September 2010

    • Public Open House October 2010

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Next Steps

  • Adopt Plan

    • Return through committees and boards November 2010

    • Full Board Approval January 2011

    • CCHE Approval March 2011

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February 16, 2010