Facilities Planning Committee #1
Fall, 2012 - Friday, September 21, 2012
1:30 p.m. – Sullivan Emanuel TLC
Present: Dwayne Allison, Emmy Borst, Steve Davis, Curtis Grenoble, Linda Koch, Lenny Long, Jane
Penman, Marchal Rote, Keith Roush, Lorie Smith, Chris Sprague, Joby Topper, Cathy Traister, Jim
Wheeler and Bill Hanelly
Absent: Zak Hossain
Approval of April 20th Minutes – Minutes were approved.
Welcome New Committee Members – Zak Hossain, Jane Penman, Keith Roush & Joby Topper
Where Are We Now
o Summer Projects – Keith Roush went over the list of projects completed for Summer ’12:
Jack Stadium ADA ramp, restrooms, concession access and parking;
Smith – Press Box;
RLC – Emergency Generator for building and elevators;
Bentley – 4 80 gallon steam kettles;
Akeley – Athletic Storage Shed;
Sloan – Condensate;
Roofs – Sieg and Maintenance Building; and
Russell First Floor – SFS Reception Area
o In-progress and New Projects – 2013
East Campus Gym Building - Food Service Area with a Panera Bread concept;
Russell – Top two floors as part of the upper campus repurposing;
Thomas Fieldhouse – Volleyball Locker Room; and
IT – Campus-wide fiber upgrade with second site data center at East Campus.
o Russell Hall – APArchitects have been hired for the Russell project. The initial middle of the
road figure was between $5-6 million. Now it is time to go back and negotiate and look at
alternatives to cut costs. The original estimate of $2.5 million was based on minor
renovations, elevator, roof and air conditioning. The higher amount takes into account
asbestos abatement for wall removal and built-in furniture removal. We, as a committee, may
need to re-think our overall plan as to building occupants and purpose. Will revisit once APA
has time to give us more information on their numbers.
o Housing Phase II – A study is now in place to take a look at consideration for a Phase II
housing project. Looking at it now and making a decision is based on lower interest rates and
construction costs, which would translate into savings to our students in the long run. A
market demand analysis will be done to assess student demand.
Site possibility would be a parking lot along Railroad Street or the former McGhee
Bed capacity would be 200-400—smaller than Fairview Suites.
Earliest occupancy would be Fall, 2014.
Renovation to traditional halls would also be considered.
Old Business – Academic Space Update
o Meeting was held yesterday to move forward with the 28 seat, prep space Biology Lab being
done in-house and using some previously used cabinetry. Work to start in about a week to
be ready for Spring, 2013 use. Also built in to specs room for possible expansion of an
additional 60-seat classroom.
o The HOPE Center was moved to Russell ground floor to accommodate the Bio Lab. The
original plan was to move them to the East Campus into space occupied by the LHU
Foundation Phone-a-Thon, but it turned out that the HOPE Center wanted to be more
centrally located and more accessible. Phone-a-Thon will remain at East for now.
o Media Center in the Library is moving along on the second floor.
o Possible large classroom also at EC Gym building near the former café. Would be a large
seat classroom of about 100.
o Sightlines Report – Bill distributed copies of the Sightlines proposal to provide a
comprehensive assessment of building conditions and deferred maintenance backlog using a
systematic methodology that applies industry standards to develop comparable cost estimates
and prioritization based on University-determined parameters. This would validate our
internal analysis with an independent third-party review.
Emmy made a motion to recommend proceeding with the Sightlines study on E & G
Buildings up to $75,000. Motion seconded by Lenny Long. Discussion ensured on
the list of buildings and which would be part of the report and which could stay out to
reduce the cost of the study. That would be looked at closer. Motion carried.
o Effect of Academic Plans on Upper Campus Repurposing – Academic planning currently
underway may necessitate some changes to planning regarding future use of facilities.
Next Meeting – Fall, 2012 Semester
o Friday, October 19 – 1:00 p.m. (to accommodate A&S Curriculum Committee Meeting)
o Friday, November 9 – 1:30 p.m.
o Friday, November 30 – 1:30 p.m.
Handouts posted on website - http://www.lhup.edu/facilities_planning/index.htm:
Agenda, Minutes (4/20) and Sightlines Proposal
Respectfully Submitted: Marchal Rote
October 8, 2012