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					FINAL


Type II Environmental Impact
Assessment

Lincoln Hall Renovation

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh




DSF Project No. 11G3Q
SEH No. WIDOA 119421


November 2012
            Type II Environmental Impact Assessment


                     Lincoln Hall Renovation
                 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh



                         Prepared for:
Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of State Facilities
                     Madison, Wisconsin




                            Prepared by:
                    Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.
                    6808 Odana Road, Suite 200
                      Madison, WI 53719-1137
                           608.620.6199
                                            Exe c u tive S u m m a ry
This Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was prepared in accordance with the Wisconsin Environmental
Policy Act (WEPA), Wisconsin Statutes 1.11, and University of Wisconsin System (UW System) guidelines.
As Project Manager, the Department of Administration’s Division of State Facilities (DSF) retained
Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®) to prepare the EIA on behalf of the University of Wisconsin System.

Project Description
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UW Oshkosh) is proposing to renovate the former public school once
known as Lincoln Elementary School, located at 608 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI. The building now
owned by UW Oshkosh and named Lincoln Hall, is located on the eastern edge of the UW Oshkosh campus
on a triangular parcel of land at the corner of Algoma Boulevard and Wisconsin Street.

Lincoln Hall functioned as an elementary school until its closure in 2009. In 2010, the University of
Wisconsin Board of Regents acquired the site from the Oshkosh School District with the purpose of
renovating and incorporating it into the UW Oshkosh campus.

The Proposed Action includes the complete renovation of the existing two-story, approximately 20,100
assignable square foot (ASF)/34,200 gross square foot (GSF) building and expansion and reconstruction of
the existing parking lot located north of the building.

The renovated Lincoln Hall will house two UW Oshkosh programs: the Division of Lifelong Learning and
Community Engagement (LLCE) and the Children’s Learning and Care Center (CLCC). The CLCC, which
provides day care services for the children of students, staff, faculty, and community if remaining slots are
available, as well as learning opportunities for students in early childhood education, will be located on the
first floor of the building. The CLCC is unable to accommodate more children at its current location and
currently maintains a waiting list for services. This proposal will enable the CLCC to expand its capacity. The
renovations will allow the LLCE, which offers programs tailored to nontraditional students, to consolidate
functions currently located in several different campus locations to the second floor of Lincoln Hall.

Exterior site work will also be required as part of the Lincoln Hall renovation. This work will include the
installation of new exterior playground area adjacent to the south side of the building and the reconstruction
and expansion of the parking lot. The new parking lot will have 125 parking spaces. A new parking lot
entrance/exit will be constructed on the west side of the building adjacent to the existing drop-off area off of
Algoma Boulevard. The existing parking lot entrance/exit on the east side of the site off of Wisconsin Street
will be converted to an exclusive exit-only/right-turn-only. The existing building entrances will be upgraded
to meet accessibility standards. Additionally, exterior site work will include the installation of approximately
950 lineal feet of duct bank to connect the building to the campus fiber optic system and connection to the
campus chilled water utilities.

Construction of the project is anticipated to begin in May 2013 and be substantially complete by December
2013. Total project costs are estimated at $4.9 million, paid for from Program Revenue Funds.

Potential Impacts
Physical and Biological Environment
The proposed Lincoln Hall renovation is expected to have minimal impacts on the physical environment.
Possible effects to the physical environment will primarily be related to site work required for the parking lot
expansion and reconstruction and construction of a new playground. The parking lot expansion will require
the conversion of approximately 13,775 SF of existing turf area to an asphalt parking lot. Access to the
parking lot would be modified. A new entrance/exit would be constructed on the west side of the building off


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of Algoma Boulevard adjacent to the existing drop-off area. This would require the conversion of turf in this
area to be converted to parking lot access. The existing parking lot entrance/exit on the east side of the
building off of Wisconsin Street would be reconstructed as an exit-only/right-turn-only. The construction of
two bio-swales on the site is expected to be beneficial in mitigating stormwater and erosion control issues.

The existing exterior playground equipment will be removed. A new playground will be constructed adjacent
to the south side of the building. New ground treatment such as mulching will be applied in the playground
area and a fence will be constructed on the south facing side. These actions are expected to have negligible
effects on the physical environment.

Biological effects related to this project are expected to be minimal and primarily related to site work required
for the parking lot reconstruction. It is not expected that critical habitat will be affected by the proposed
project. Mature trees located on the site would be evaluated for health. Tree removal is not anticipated but
may be required based on the results of the evaluation.

Site work and interior renovation will require energy use. Additionally, energy would be consumed once the
building is occupied. Building construction materials such as aggregates, wood, steel and textiles will be
consumed during the Lincoln Hall renovation.

This project would not have any direct effect on aquatic resources.

Social, Cultural and Economic
The proposed project is expected to have a beneficial impact on the UW Oshkosh campus. The new CLCC
would provide a safer, more enriching environment for children. UW Oshkosh students who work at the
CLCC would benefit from more direct supervision and instruction from faculty. Consolidating the LLCE
programs and offices in to one central location would allow staff to function as a unified division and allow
them to provide cohesive support to the students they serve.

The proposed project would allow the CLCC to expand and serve more children than is currently feasible at
its existing location. This would provide current UW Oshkosh students, staff and faculty with more child care
options and a child care center near their classes/place of work which could reduce the amount of time and
money spent on transporting their children to off-site child care centers. The availability of an expanded on-
campus child care center could reduce the demand somewhat for off-site child care facilities.

The consolidation and expansion of the LLCE will provide more opportunities for nontraditional students to
access education, training and support which could lead to higher-paying jobs for these students.

It is anticipated that there will be beneficial construction-related economic effects. According to a January
2011 study, The Impact of Construction on the Wisconsin Economy, every $1 spent directly on construction
projects produces an overall economic impact of approximately $1.92. The same January 2011 study states
that every $1 million spent directly on construction projects generates about 17 jobs throughout the economy.

There would be a somewhat negative effect due to the use of $4.9 million in Program Revenue Funds to pay
for the renovation of the building. This amount would not be available for other uses such as the hiring of
additional staff, for direct program expenses or other campus construction projects.

Transportation and Parking
To meet parking demand and to mitigate stormwater runoff, the existing parking lot, which currently
accommodates approximately 88 parking stalls, will be reconstructed. Reconstruction would require the

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conversion of the existing turf area at the northwest corner of the parcel to be used for parking. The new
parking lot will accommodate 125 vehicles including six short term parking stalls and five accessible parking
stalls. Three interior curbed and landscaped islands would be constructed.

The existing fence at the rear of the parcel would be removed and new screening that adheres to the City of
Oshkosh off-street parking requirements will be installed around the parking lot perimeter. This screening
will consist of new solid fencing along the east and west ends of the parking lot, and either a solid fence or
hedge to the north. The fence and hedge will be five feet high. The existing fence gate near the northwest
corner of the building would be eliminated to accommodate the new parking lot entrance/exit off of Algoma
Boulevard.

Archeological and Historic Resources
No archeological or historic resources were identified on the site and thus no resources would be affected as a
result of the proposed project.

Other Alternatives Considered
The alternatives to the Lincoln Hall renovation include:
    •    Alternative 1 – No Action
    •    Alternative 2 – Renovate Existing CLCC and LLCE Sites
    •    Alternative 3 – New Building on New Site

Alternative 1 – No Action
This alternative would not renovate Lincoln Hall nor provide any new space for the CLCC or LLCE. This
alternative would not provide students, faculty and staff with adequate child care opportunities on or near
campus. Nor would this alternative provide the space needed by the LLCE to offer enhanced, programs and
services. The renovation of Lincoln Hall provides these opportunities for both the CLCC and LLCE. For these
reasons, Alternative 1 was not selected.

Alternative 2 – Renovate Existing CLCC and LLCE Sites
This alternative would involve the renovation of CLCC’s and LLCE’s existing space/locations. The CLCC
does not have enough space to expand at its current location and there is a waiting list for use of its services.
The LLCE is currently located at several different locations across campus, none of which provide ample
room to expand in order to house all LLCE programs/administration in one unified, cohesive location. For
these reasons, Alternative 2 was not selected.

Alternative 3 – New Building on a New Site
This alternative would purchase a new parcel of land to construct a new building for the CLCC and LLCE.
Identifying and negotiating the purchase of a feasible parcel that is located near the UW Oshkosh could be
time-consuming and will not be cost effective. Similarly, constructing a new building as opposed to re-using
and renovating an existing building would not be cost effective and would be a less sustainable approach. For
these reasons, Alternative 3 was not selected.

EIA Availability and Public Meeting
A notice of availability of the EIA and notice of the Public Meeting was published in the Oshkosh
Northwestern on April 17, 2012. It was also published in the Advance-Titan on April 12, 2012, and was sent
to potentially interested parties included in the project scoping distribution list. The EIA was made available


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for public review at the UW Oshkosh Polk Library, the Oshkosh Public Library, and online at
www.sehinc.com/online/lincoln-hall for a 15-day public review and comment period from April 17, 2012 to
May 1, 2012.

A public meeting regarding the proposed project and EIA was held on April 23, 2012 at Sage Hall on the UW
Oshkosh campus. The purpose of the meeting was to provide a description of the proposed project and
potential effects of the project documented in the EIA as well as collect public comments. The meeting was
attended by representatives from UW Oshkosh, the City of Oshkosh, SEH, Boer Architects Inc., city
residents, and one student. A copy of the notice of availability, meeting invitation, meeting notes, sign-in
sheet, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, and PowerPoint slides presented at the meeting can be
found in Appendix A – Public Meeting Materials.

Meeting attendees provided several comments and concerns regarding the proposed project and EIA findings,
including, but not limited to:
    •    The project’s potential affect on the surrounding neighborhood.
    •    Noise, litter, and other possible disturbances by students in the neighborhood.
    •    The proposed parking lot expansion, including the new entrance/exit off of Algoma Boulevard and
         modified exit off of Wisconsin Street, stormwater runoff, lighting, and the perimeter fence.
    •    The amount the University pays in annual assessments in lieu of taxes to the City of Oshkosh.
    •    Who was notified regarding the scoping and EIA process.
    •    The project’s location in relation to nearby historic district.
    •    Possible disturbances by construction crews.

In addition to comments received at the public meeting, two individuals provided comments regarding the
proposed project. Mr. Bernard Pitz sent a letter on March 26, 2012 regarding his concerns about the project
which included, but were not limited to: zoning, parking/traffic, building hours of operation and property
values. Project staff followed-up with a phone call on March 27, 2012, and letter on April 21, 2012. Project
staff also received a phone call on March 13, 2012, from Mr. Mike Lyster who expressed concerns regarding
the potential for increased traffic in the area, noise, lighting, and the loss of green space behind Lincoln
School due to the proposed parking lot improvements.

The following changes were made to the EIA document as a result of public review and design revisions.
    •    The number of current parking lot stalls was revised to approximately 88.
    •    The parking lot entrance off of Algoma Boulevard was modified and will now be an entrance and
         exit. It will accommodate two travel lanes, one for entering vehicles and one for exiting vehicles.
    •    The parking lot exit off of Wisconsin Street was modified to create a more defined single lane, right
         turn only exit.
    •    Additional information regarding the parking lot setback, lighting, and stormwater issues was added.
    •    Additional information regarding neighborhood concerns related to noise, trespassing on private
         property and litter was added.

A copy of the Final EIA (FEIA) is available at the UW Oshkosh Polk Library, 801 Elmwood Avenue.




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    Title Page
    Findings of Fact
    Executive Summary
    Table of Contents

                                                                                                                                   Page
    1.0     Description of Proposed Action............................................................................. 1
            1.1 Proposed Project and Location ......................................................................... 1
            1.2 Definition of Proposed Action ........................................................................... 1
            1.3 Purpose and Need............................................................................................ 2
            1.4 Estimated Cost ................................................................................................. 3
            1.5 Funding Source ................................................................................................ 4
            1.6 Proposed Project Schedule .............................................................................. 4
    2.0     Existing Environment ............................................................................................. 5
            2.1 Physical Environment ....................................................................................... 5
                 2.1.1 Topography........................................................................................... 5
                 2.1.2 Soils, Geotechnical, and Geology ......................................................... 5
                 2.1.3 Air ......................................................................................................... 5
                 2.1.4 Wetlands ............................................................................................... 5
            2.2 Biological .......................................................................................................... 5
                 2.2.1 Flora ..................................................................................................... 5
                 2.2.2 Fauna ................................................................................................... 6
            2.3 Social ............................................................................................................... 6
            2.4 Economic ......................................................................................................... 7
            2.5 Archeological and Historic Resources .............................................................. 8
            2.6 Hazardous/Contaminated Materials .................................................................. 8
            2.7 State, Local and University Approvals .............................................................. 9
    3.0     Proposed Environmental Change ........................................................................ 10
            3.1 Manipulation of Terrestrial Resources ............................................................ 10
            3.2 Manipulation of Aquatic Resources................................................................. 10
            3.3 Structures ....................................................................................................... 10
            3.4 Air ................................................................................................................... 11
            3.5 Traffic and Parking ......................................................................................... 12
                 3.5.1 Traffic.................................................................................................. 12
                 3.5.2 Parking ............................................................................................... 12
            3.6 Stormwater ..................................................................................................... 12
            3.7 Attached Descriptive Materials ....................................................................... 13
    4.0     Probable Adverse and Beneficial Impacts .......................................................... 14
            4.1 Physical .......................................................................................................... 14
            4.2 Biological ........................................................................................................ 14
            4.3 Socioeconomic ............................................................................................... 14
                 4.3.1 Social .................................................................................................. 14

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                 4.3.2 Economic ............................................................................................ 15
             4.4 Archeological and Historic Impacts ................................................................. 16
    5.0      Probable Adverse Impacts That Cannot Be Avoided ......................................... 17
    6.0      Relationship Between Short-Term uses of the Environment and the
             Maintenance and Enhancement of Long-Term Productivity .............................. 18
    7.0  Irreversible or Irretrievable Commitments of Resources if Action is
         Implemented .......................................................................................................... 19
         7.1 Energy ............................................................................................................ 19
         7.2 Archeological and Historical Features or Sites................................................ 19
         7.3 Other .............................................................................................................. 19
    8.0 Other Alternatives ................................................................................................. 20
         8.1 Alternative 1 – No Action ................................................................................ 20
         8.2 Alternative 2 – Renovate Existing CLCC and LLCE Sites ............................... 20
         8.3 Alternative 3 - New Building on a New Site ..................................................... 20
    9.0 Evaluation .............................................................................................................. 21
         9.1 Secondary Effects .......................................................................................... 21
         9.2 New Environmental Effect .............................................................................. 21
         9.3 Geographically Scarce.................................................................................... 21
         9.4 Future Decisions............................................................................................. 21
         9.5 Highly Controversial ....................................................................................... 21
         9.6 Consistency With Long-Range Plans or Policies ............................................ 21
         9.7 Cumulative Impacts ........................................................................................ 21
         9.8 Historical, Scientific, or Archeological Sites .................................................... 22
         9.9 Does it Foreclose Future Options ................................................................... 22
         9.10 Social-Cultural Impacts ................................................................................... 22
    10.0 References............................................................................................................. 23
    11.0 List of Agencies, Groups and Individuals Contacted Regarding This Project . 24
    12.0 Recommendations ................................................................................................ 25


                                                               Tables
    Table 1 Project Budget Estimate ......................................................................................... 4
    Table 2 Proposed Project Schedule .................................................................................... 4
    Table 3 Attached Descriptive Materials ............................................................................. 13




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                                                        Figures
    Figure 1 – Conceptual Site Plan
    Figure 2 – Conceptual Basement Floor Plan
    Figure 3 – Conceptual 1st Floor Plan
    Figure 4 – Conceptual 2nd Floor Plan
    Figure 5 – Photographs


                                                     Appendices
    Appendix A             Public Meeting Materials
    Appendix B             Project Location Map
    Appendix C             WDNR – Endangered Resources Review
    Appendix D             SHPO – Form 440
    Appendix E             Project Scoping Letter and Distribution List
    Appendix F             Asbestos Inspection Correspondence
    Appendix G             Hazardous Materials Search Results
    Appendix H             Public Input Record




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                  Type II Environmental Impact Assessment
                  Lincoln Hall Renovation
                  University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
                  Prepared for Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of State Facilities



         1.0      Description of Proposed Action
         1.1      Proposed Project and Location
                  The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UW Oshkosh) is proposing to renovate the former
                  public school once known as Lincoln Elementary School located at 608 Algoma Boulevard,
                  Oshkosh, WI (see Appendix B – Project Location Map). The building now owned by UW
                  Oshkosh and named Lincoln Hall, is located on the eastern edge of the UW Oshkosh campus
                  on a triangular parcel of land at the corner of Algoma Boulevard and Wisconsin Street. The
                  proposed project would include the expansion and reconstruction of the adjacent parking lot.
                  The project is located in Winnebago County.

                  Land uses in the project area include residential and institutional uses. Residential uses are
                  located to the north (behind the building) and across Wisconsin Street to the south and east.
                  Scott Hall, a UW Oshkosh residence hall, and a campus parking lot (Lot #18) are located
                  across Algoma Boulevard on the southwest side of the building. A UW Oshkosh campus
                  parking lot (Lot #37) is located adjacent to and directly north of Lincoln Hall.

         1.2      Definition of Proposed Action
                  Lincoln Hall functioned as an elementary school until its closure in 2009. In 2010, the
                  University of Wisconsin Board of Regents acquired the site from the Oshkosh School District
                  with the purpose of renovating and incorporating it into the UW Oshkosh campus. The
                  building is currently unoccupied.

                  The Proposed Action includes the complete renovation of the existing two-story,
                  approximately 20,100 assignable square foot (ASF)/34,200 gross square foot (GSF) building
                  and expansion and reconstruction of the existing parking lot located north of the building.

                  The renovated Lincoln Hall would house two UW Oshkosh programs: the Division of
                  Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement (LLCE) and the Children’s Learning and
                  Care Center (CLCC). The CLCC, which provides day care services for the children of
                  students, staff, faculty and community if remaining slots are available, as well as learning
                  opportunities for students in early childhood education, will be located on the first floor of the
                  building. The CLCC is unable to accommodate more children at its current location and
                  currently maintains a waiting list for services. This project will enable the CLCC to expand
                  its capacity. The renovations will allow the LLCE, which offers programs tailored to



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                  nontraditional students, to consolidate functions currently located in several different campus
                  locations on the second floor of Lincoln Hall.

                  The Lincoln Hall renovation would include the complete renovation of the interior of the
                  building and building envelope repairs, including the demolition and reconfiguration of
                  interior partitions and the installation of new interior finishes, furniture and fixtures.
                  Mechanical work would include new or upgraded heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
                  (HVAC), plumbing and electrical systems and the installation of a new fire sprinkler system.
                  The renovation would include the abatement of hazardous materials currently located in the
                  building and accessibility upgrades. The replacement of exterior doors and windows would
                  be included in an alternate bid.

                  Exterior site work would also be required as part of the Lincoln Hall renovation. This work
                  would include the installation of a new exterior playground area adjacent to the south side of
                  the building and the reconstruction and expansion of the parking lot. The new asphalt parking
                  lot would accommodate 125 parking spaces. A new parking lot entrance/exit would be
                  constructed on the west side of the building adjacent to the existing drop-off/pick-up area off
                  of Algoma Boulevard. The existing parking lot entrance/exit on the east side of the site off of
                  Wisconsin Street would be converted to an exclusive exit-only/right-turn-only driveway.
                  Additionally, exterior site work would include the installation of approximately 950 lineal
                  feet of duct bank to connect the building to the campus fiber optic system and connection to
                  the campus chilled water utilities.

                  The total space within Lincoln Hall would be allocated as follows:
                  •   CCLC                                      16,530 SF
                  •   LLCE                                      13,000 SF
                  •   Mechanical/Utility/Other                  4,670 SF
                  •   Total                                     34,200 SF

                  UW Oshkosh is part of a pilot program with the State of Wisconsin to make the campus
                  completely energy independent. Efforts have been made in the conceptual design and
                  programming for the Lincoln Hall renovation to significantly reduce energy loads, increase
                  operational efficiency and incorporate renewable energy sources. The Lincoln Hall
                  renovation has a goal of achieving a performance level equivalent to the U.S. Green Building
                  Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver rating.
         1.3      Purpose and Need
                  Purpose
                  The purpose of this project is to completely renovate Lincoln Hall and expand the parking lot
                  to meet the needs of its future occupants, the CLCC and the LLCE, and to address building
                  code and maintenance issues.

                  Need
                  The CLCC provides child care services to the children of students, faculty and staff and
                  provides hands-on learning opportunities for UW Oshkosh students. The CLCC is currently
                  located on two floors of Swart Hall on the UW Oshkosh campus, with no room for
                  expansion. There is currently a waiting list for child care services and demand is projected to
                  increase. At CLCC’s existing location, there are logistical issues involved with young



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                  children using stairs and the split-level configuration makes it difficult for professional staff
                  to supervise student assistants.

                  The LLCE provides programs and support services for “lifelong learners”, from adult
                  nontraditional students and career professionals to retirees and middle and high school youth.
                  The various offices that make up the LLCE are currently housed in seven different locations
                  in two buildings on the UW Oshkosh campus. This makes it difficult for the LLCE to
                  function as a unified division and to provide cohesive support to the lifelong learners they
                  serve. The LLCE is also in need of additional space to accommodate the increased enrollment
                  of nontraditional students.

                  Lincoln Hall has not been remodeled or renovated since it was originally constructed 1964-5,
                  except for the addition of an elevator in 1994. Many of the building’s features are outdated
                  and in need of repair and the building’s utilities and mechanical systems need to be upgraded
                  to meet current standards. Furthermore, asbestos containing materials have been identified in
                  the building. These materials should be removed. The existing playground on the Lincoln
                  Hall site is also in need of an overhaul. All of the equipment is outdated and does not meet
                  current U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission guidelines or American Society for
                  Testing and Materials performance standards for public playground equipment.

                  Several needs have been identified related to the parking lot expansion and reconstruction. As
                  documented in the UW Oshkosh Campus Master Plan, there is a need for additional parking
                  on and near the UW Oshkosh campus. The Master Plan also recommends retrofitting existing
                  campus parking lots to mitigate stormwater/erosion control issues by implementing Best
                  Management Practices (BMPs) such as bio-swales. Furthermore, the parking lot entrance and
                  exit modifications are needed to address traffic concerns and to comply with the City of
                  Oshkosh’s Conditional Use Permit/Planned Development (CUP/PD) approved in October
                  2010. And lastly, an expanded and modified parking lot is needed to provide Lincoln Hall
                  building user’s safe and efficient access to the CLCC and LLCE.

         1.4      Estimated Cost
                  Total project costs are expected to be $4.9 million (see Table 1). The estimate includes costs
                  for the building renovation and site work associated with installation of new water service for
                  the sprinkler system, and the campus fiber-optic connection.

                  The project cost base bid includes costs for site work required for utility connections. Work
                  associated with the playground renovation will be part of an alternate bid. All other site work,
                  including the parking lot expansion/reconstruction and driveway modifications, will be
                  completed as a future separate project.




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                                                        Table 1
                                               Project Budget Estimate
                                               Item                                         Approximate Budget
          Construction – Base Bid                                                                 $ 3,760,000
          Hazardous Material Abatement                                                             $150,000
          Project Contingency                                                                      $ 394,050
          Architectural/Engineering Design Fees (Pre-Design)                                        $ 47,500
          Architectural/Engineering Design Fees (Design)                                           $ 354,750
          DFD Management Fees                                                                      $ 172,200
          Other Fees*                                                                               $ 21,500
          Moveable / Special Equipment**                                                               $0
          Percent for Art                                                                              $0
          Estimated Project Total                                                                 $ 4,900,000
          *Other fees include: property survey, city approval fees, plan exam fee, plumbing, line testing, LEED
          registration/certification and other miscellaneous fees.
          **Moveable / Special Equipment is to be funded separately by UW Oshkosh
          Source: Programming and Pre-Design Study, Base Bid Design, June 4, 2012 and November 2012 update

         1.5      Funding Source
                  The Lincoln Hall renovation would be paid for from Program Revenue Funds.

         1.6      Proposed Project Schedule

                                                      Table 2
                                             Proposed Project Schedule
                                              Action                                           Approximate Date
          Pre-Design Study Complete                                                                 June 2012
          Type II EIA 15-Day Public Review Period Completion                                        May 2012
          Type II EIA Final Submittal                                                               June 2012
          35% Complete Preliminary Drawings / Design Report Submittal                             August 2012
          Final Design Report Submittal                                                           October 2012
          BOR/SBC Approval                                                                      November 2012
          Final Review (95%) Submittal                                                           December 2012
          Construction Bid Date                                                                     April 2013
          Construction Start                                                                        May 2013
          Substantial Completion / Occupancy                                                     December 2013
          Final Completion                                                                       February 2015
          Source: Programming and Pre-Design Study, June 4, 2012




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         2.0      Existing Environment
         2.1      Physical Environment
        2.1.1     Topography
                  The project site slopes moderately with approximately six feet of elevation change from the
                  south building face to Algoma Boulevard and an approximately six feet of elevation change
                  from the north property line to the north building face. The existing parking lot north of the
                  building drains to an asphalt swale located approximately 20 feet north of the concrete
                  sidewalk at the north face of the building. The swale flows to the west at an approximate
                  slope of 0.8 percent and discharges to the vehicle turnaround west of the building via a six
                  inch pipe that runs underneath the sidewalk.

                  According to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) maps and documents, the
                  site is not located within a floodplain.

        2.1.2     Soils, Geotechnical, and Geology
                  The Lincoln Hall site is 2.41 acres consisting of approximately 48,000 SF of paving, 18,500
                  SF of building footprint, and 39,000 SF of green space. Approximately 66,500 SF of the site
                  area is impervious surface.

                  A search using the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service
                  (NRCS) Web Soil Survey (WSS) was conducted to gather data and information regarding
                  soils on the project site. The soil survey identified the surface soils at the site as Kewaunee
                  silt loam, which corresponds to hydrologic soil group C, which typically have a slow
                  infiltration rate when thoroughly wet. The survey indicates that these soils have very low to
                  moderately high capacity to transmit water. The survey also indicates the depth to the water
                  table is 24 to 60 inches and that there was no frequency of flooding or ponding on or near the
                  site. The typical profile for this soil is: 0 to 10 inches of silt loam; 10 to 29 inches of clay and
                  29 to 60 inches of silty clay loam

                  Soil borings/samples have not been performed on this site and are not anticipated to be
                  necessary prior to construction.

        2.1.3     Air
                  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated Winnebago County as in
                  attainment of all National Ambient Air Quality Standards. These standards are based on the
                  Clean Air Act, Section 107, as documented in EPA’s “Green Book”. Accordingly, the
                  concentrations of “criteria” pollutants (i.e. ozone, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur
                  dioxide, particulate matter, and lead) are protective of health and welfare, with an adequate
                  margin of safety.

        2.1.4     Wetlands
                  A search for wetlands in the project area was conducted via the Wisconsin Department of
                  Natural Resources’ (WDNR) Surface Water Viewer. The search results indicated that no
                  wetlands are located on the site or in the project area.
         2.2      Biological
        2.2.1     Flora
                  The site has deciduous and evergreen trees, some native shrubs, bushes and grassy areas
                  around the undeveloped portions of the site. The deciduous canopy trees are mature in size
                  and character. Several large trees are located within the project site along the Algoma

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                  Boulevard and Wisconsin Street rights of way, some within the required 25-foot setback. A
                  box-out to accommodate a large tree has been constructed within the canopy for the west
                  building entrance.

                  An Endangered Resources Review request was submitted to the WDNR. WDNR responded
                  indicating that there are no endangered resources that would be affected as a result of the
                  proposed Lincoln Hall renovation (Appendix C).

        2.2.2     Fauna
                  Lincoln Hall is located in a high-density area of Oshkosh. There is limited vegetation in the
                  area and thus there is an overall absence of large mammals. Fauna likely to be found in the
                  area include bird species as well as land animals including, but not limited to, squirrels,
                  chipmunks, shrews, bats, raccoons, rabbits, skunk and opossum.

                  An Endangered Resources Review request was submitted to the WDNR. WDNR responded
                  indicating that there are no endangered resources that would be affected as a result of the
                  proposed Lincoln Hall renovation (Appendix C).

         2.3      Social
                  Lincoln Hall is currently unoccupied. Until 2009, it operated as an elementary school within
                  the Oshkosh Area School District. The proposed renovation would relocate two UW Oshkosh
                  programs/divisions to the site which would affect the social environment of this area of
                  campus and the neighborhood.

                  In the proposed new Lincoln Hall facility, the CLCC plans a center supporting enrollment
                  and licensing for 172 children. Enrollment is open to children of UW Oshkosh students,
                  faculty and staff. The CLCC serves infants (starting at 6 weeks old) to school-age children (4
                  to 8 years old). Activities in art, music, language arts, science, math, large and small motor
                  control, housekeeping, block building and dramatic play are planned in each classroom area.
                  Children within each of the classrooms will be overseen by UW Oshkosh professional staff,
                  work-study students, and student assistants.

                  The CLCC presently follows the UW Oshkosh academic calendar and is closed during
                  semester and holiday breaks. When the CLCC relocates to the renovated Lincoln Hall, it
                  anticipates expanding to a year round schedule. The main operating hours would be Monday
                  through Friday from approximately 7:15 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. with some potential for limited
                  evening hours Monday through Thursday until approximately 9:00 p.m. The CLCC would be
                  closed between Christmas and New Years as well as other State of Wisconsin holidays.

                  The LLCE currently consists of six separate departments: the Adult Nontraditional Student
                  Resource (ANSR) Office, the Center for New Learning (CNL), the Office of Continuing
                  Education and Extension (CEE), Learning in Retirement (LIR), the Administrative Office,
                  and the Marketing and Community Relations office.

                  The LLCE, under the direction of Assistant Vice Chancellor of the LLCE, is in the process of
                  reorganizing the unit into three new departments:
                  •   Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC): The AVC will include all marketing,
                      budgeting, grant-writing, information technology, and research and development
                      outreach staff. The AVC office will act as the primary interface between the LLCE and
                      the rest of the campus and community. Their normal hours of operation will be from
                      approximately 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with evening and weekend hours as needed.

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                  •   Student Support Services (SSS): The SSS office will handle initial academic advising for
                      all nontraditional returning students enrolled in any of the LLCE degree programs or any
                      other UW Oshkosh degree programs – typically around 3,000 students per year. In
                      addition to academic advising, SSS staff will assist nontraditional students with the
                      admission application process, financial aid, housing, career counseling, tutoring
                      services, and connections to other on- and off-campus resources. SSS normal hours of
                      operation will be from approximately 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                  •   Program Development and Delivery (PDD): The PDD office will bring together staff
                      involved with developing both credit and non-credit LLCE programs. The PDD office
                      will also house the existing Learning in Retirement (LIR) organization, a membership-
                      based group consisting of 300+ members. The group operates largely independently, and
                      develops their own schedule of non-credit classes, workshops, and events. PDD normal
                      office hours will be from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with classes and activities
                      also held in the building on weekends and evenings.

         2.4      Economic
                  Existing economic conditions for the CLCC and the LLCE, which will relocate to the
                  renovated Lincoln Hall, are described below.

                  According to the CLCC - Lincoln Hall Facility Business Plan (January 2010), the CLCC
                  generates revenue from the following three sources: fees charged for child care; a contract
                  with the Oshkosh Area School District to provide the “Ready 4 Learning (4K)” program; and
                  from UW Oshkosh segregated fees which make up 37 percent of the total CLCC budget.

                  The CLCC is currently operating at capacity; demand for CLCC services remains high as the
                  UW Oshkosh student population increases. The CLCC has had to turn away parents and
                  children due to the small size of the existing facility. The Business Plan notes that although
                  there are other child care providers in the Oshkosh area, UW Oshkosh has the potential to
                  significantly increase CLCC’s enrollment due to the desire of students, faculty and staff to
                  have child care available on campus.

                  The Business Plan notes the 2010-2011 weekly fees for CLCC childcare were $242.50 per
                  child for staff and $200.00 per child for students. These fees are some of the highest
                  compared to other area child care providers. The Businesses Plan recommends exploring
                  options to lower childcare fees to be more competitive with area providers while looking at
                  other ways to expand revenue. Future revenue options could include providing food service
                  within a fee structure, opening enrollment to the general community, and operating year-
                  round. It should be noted that the CLCC would give enrollment priority to student parents
                  followed by faculty parents and then the general community if any remaining slots would be
                  available.

                  The LLCE generates revenue from program fees and tuition for its various programs and
                  services. UW Oshkosh student population has continued to grow over the years, including
                  nontraditional student enrollment (adults age 25+). According to the UW Oshkosh 2010/11
                  Annual Report the fall 2011 total student enrollment was 13,461 compared to 11,684 in 2000,
                  an increase of 15.2 percent. In 2011, the adult student population significantly increased. In
                  2011, there were 1,930 adult students compared to 1,386 in 2000, an increase of 39.3 percent.
                  As nontraditional student enrollment increases, the demand for LLCE programs and services
                  also increases.



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         2.5      Archeological and Historic Resources
                  An archaeological and architectural/history literature review was conducted for the Area of
                  Potential Effects (APE) for the proposed renovation project. The APE for direct effects is
                  defined as the footprint of proposed reconstruction activities and the APE for indirect effects
                  is defined as the viewshed. No previously inventoried archaeological resources were
                  identified within the APE for direct effects and thus the proposed project would not have any
                  direct effects on archaeological or architectural resources.

                  Lincoln Hall is located adjacent to the Irving Church Historic District, a National Register of
                  Historic Places (NRHP), located in the APE for indirect effects. It is not anticipated that the
                  proposed project would have an indirect effect on the Historic District.

                  A “Request for Review and Comment on a State Undertaking” (Wis. State Process 4440
                  Form) was submitted to the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) (see Appendix D).

                  Additionally, a scoping letter (Appendix E) was sent to Native American Tribes who have
                  indicated they may have resources/interests in Winnebago County. None of the Tribes
                  responded with concerns or requests.

         2.6      Hazardous/Contaminated Materials
                  A test for asbestos containing materials in Lincoln Hall was conducted by AECOM Technical
                  Services, Inc. (AECOM) in 2010. In addition, a Wisconsin Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint
                  Management System (WALMS) inspection of Lincoln Hall was conducted by the Hazardous
                  Materials Abatement Manager at the Wisconsin Department of Administration – Division of
                  State Facilities in 2011. The inspections concluded that asbestos/lead containing materials are
                  present in Lincoln Hall. Asbestos was identified in some of the floor and ceiling tiles, some
                  of the pipe fittings, elbows, and insulations, and in the adhesive used in the gym floor. Lead
                  paint was identified on the exterior of the building on the soffit/fascia. The building was also
                  tested for radon. All random samples were below the Environmental Protection Agency
                  (EPA) action level 4 picocuries/liter. See Appendix F – Asbestos Inspection Correspondence.

                  An environmental records review was conducted in order to identify past or present factors
                  that may cause a potential hazardous materials concern to proposed project construction. This
                  included a review of documents available on-line from the Wisconsin Department of Safety
                  and Professional Services (DSPS) and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
                  (WDNR).

                  The on-line databases that were reviewed included the WDNR Contaminated Lands
                  Environmental Action Network (CLEAN) at http://dnr.wi.gov/org/aw/rr/clean.htm and the
                  DSPS Storage Tank Database at http://dsps.wi.gov/er/ER-EN-tanks-info.html. CLEAN
                  includes the Bureau for Remediation and Redevelopment Tracking System (BRRTS) and the
                  Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Sites Map. BRRTS is an on-line database that
                  provides information on contaminated properties and other activities in Wisconsin. The RR
                  Sites Map is a web-based mapping system that allows a user to view different layers of
                  contamination data using a Geographic Information System (GIS) tool.

                  No information was recorded at the project location on the WDNR CLEAN site. Likewise, no
                  underground or above ground storage tanks were registered to the Lincoln Hall address.

                  See Appendix G – Hazardous Materials Search Results



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         2.7      State, Local and University Approvals
                  The Lincoln Hall parcel is zoned R5-PD (Residential) and is part of a planned development
                  district within the City of Oshkosh. A CUP/PD approval was granted from the City of
                  Oshkosh on October 26, 2010. This action approves UW Oshkosh’s request to permit the re-
                  use of the existing building for a day care center, educational division office, green space,
                  accessory playground and surface parking. Several conditions apply to the approved
                  CUP/PD, primarily related to vehicle access and parking lot modifications. These include the
                  following:
                  •   Driveway at Wisconsin Street must be redesigned as “right-in/right-out” access only.
                  •   Parking lot must be constructed within three years.
                  •   Parking lot lighting plan must be approved.
                  •   Existing gravel parking lot must be removed.
                  •   Existing paved parking lot must be restriped to current design standards for stalls and
                      drive aisles.
                  •   A base standard modification was approved to allow installation of three ground signs
                      and a wall sign.

                  A separate City of Oshkosh Site Plan submittal and approval will be required for this project.
                  This will include a review and approval by the City’s planning department. It should be noted
                  that the east and west ends of the parking lot would encroach into the required setbacks from
                  adjacent parcels and will require a base standard modification (i.e., a variation to the
                  underlying zoning requirements allowed in a planned development area).

                  Land disturbances will likely exceed one acre for the proposed work. If this occurs, a Notice
                  of Intent to the WDNR for land disturbing construction activity will be required. Stormwater
                  Best Management Practices (BMP’s) will also likely be required by WDNR and the City of
                  Oshkosh.

                  The project will require review and approval from the UW Board of Regents and the State
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         3.0      Proposed Environmental Change
         3.1      Manipulation of Terrestrial Resources
                  Ground disturbing site work related to the Lincoln Hall renovation includes the
                  reconstruction and reconfiguration of the parking lot and related vehicle access. This will
                  require the excavation of the existing parking lot, and grading and paving of a new parking
                  lot. Approximately 13,775 SF of turf area located in the northwest quadrant adjacent to the
                  existing parking lot will be converted to an asphalt parking lot. The existing parking lot
                  lighting would be removed and replaced with standard campus lighting which would be
                  pointed downward at the parking lot. There would be a 25 foot set-back from the properties
                  located on the north side of the parking lot. In this area, a five foot barrier fence or hedge will
                  be constructed or planted on the perimeter of the parking lot.

                  The existing exterior playground equipment will be removed. A new playground will be
                  constructed adjacent to the south side of the building. Improvements will include site grading
                  to create a berm for the CLCC playground space which will also include plantings. New
                  ground treatment such as mulching will be applied in the playground area.

                  To address erosion control, two bio-swales will be constructed on the site: one on the west
                  side of the site near the proposed parking lot entrance/exit and one on the east side of the site
                  near the proposed parking lot exit.

                  All mature trees within the site are anticipated to remain in place and be protected during
                  construction activity. Existing trees to remain will be evaluated based on their health and
                  vigor and whether they pose any risk due to location or size. Turf grass will be added where
                  existing mulch areas south of the building are to be removed. Any other landscape areas that
                  will be disturbed adjacent to any proposed site improvements will be restored.

                  Existing vegetation growing adjacent to and through the existing parking lot perimeter fence
                  will be cleared and grubbed. Prior to clearing and grubbing an analysis and log of the
                  vegetation types will be conducted to identify what species are valuable and warrant
                  maintaining.

                  The project, as proposed, will not have an effect on critical habitat.

         3.2      Manipulation of Aquatic Resources
                  This project will not have any direct effect on aquatic resources.

                  Prior to construction, the contractor will develop and gain approval for an erosion control
                  plan. The erosion control plan will incorporate BMP’s to mitigate potential erosion issues and
                  runoff. The erosion control plan will comply with WDNR and City of Oshkosh erosion
                  control requirements.
         3.3      Structures
                  The existing Lincoln Hall building will be completely remodeled. There will be no major
                  building additions. However, an existing exterior storage shed will be relocated from the
                  current CLCC space to the northeast corner of the new playground area to store outdoor toys
                  and play equipment. The existing playground equipment will be removed. New playground
                  equipment will be added to the new playground area for the CLCC located adjacent to the
                  south side of the building.




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                  A UW Oshkosh campus monument sign will be relocated from the corner of Algoma
                  Boulevard and Elmwood Avenue to the corner of Algoma Boulevard and Wisconsin Street.

                  The first floor of the building will be remodeled to accommodate the CLCC. The CLCC’s
                  primary entrance will be on the west side of the building and the staff entrance will be on the
                  east side of the building. The first floor will include the following elements:
                  •   Administrative offices
                  •   Reception area
                  •   Classrooms
                  •   Restrooms
                  •   Food preparation/storage area
                  •   Dining area
                  •   Recreation area

                  The second floor of the building will be remodeled to accommodate the LLCE. Some LLCE
                  meeting and storage space will be located on the first floor. The LLCE will utilize some of
                  the basement level for a computer lab, meeting space, and storage. The primary LLCE
                  entrance will be on the northeast side of the building. The LLCE space will include the
                  following elements:
                  •   Staff offices
                  •   Restrooms
                  •   Storage areas
                  •   Workstations
                  •   Meeting/classroom space
                  •   Staff break room

                  Mechanical and utility upgrades will be necessary to meet code and address maintenance
                  which includes the following:
                  •   Installation of a new fire sprinkler system
                  •   Upgrade of existing plumbing system
                  •   Upgrade of existing HVAC system, including new piping for the chilled water system
                  •   Installation of approximately 950 lineal feet of duct bank to connect the building to
                      existing campus fiber optic systems

                  Chilled water supply and return piping will be extended via the Campus Utility System from
                  the existing piping at the intersection of Algoma Boulevard and Elmwood Avenue. Piping
                  will be routed under Elmwood Avenue and enter the building tunnel at the southwest corner
                  of the two-story portion of the building.

                  Furthermore, proper abatement of asbestos-containing materials will be included in the
                  structural renovation of Lincoln Hall.

         3.4      Air
                  Construction equipment and other internal combustion engine-powered equipment used
                  during constructed can create emissions that may elevate ambient air contaminant
                  concentrations in the immediate vicinity of the equipment. These elevated concentrations are

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                  expected to be temporary, extremely localized, and unlikely to impede the attainment of state
                  and federal nation ambient standards. Dust may be created while the building is being
                  remodeled and during site work. However, contractors typically minimize dust emissions by
                  applying water.

         3.5      Traffic and Parking
        3.5.1     Traffic
                  Due to high traffic volumes on Wisconsin Street, and per the City of Oshkosh CUP/PD, the
                  Wisconsin Street parking lot access will be reconstructed as an exit-only/right-turn-only. A
                  new parking lot entrance/exit will be constructed off of Algoma Boulevard, on the west side
                  of the building adjacent to the existing drop-off/pick-up area. The new entrance/exit off of
                  Algoma Boulevard will be 22 feet wide and will accommodate two travel lanes, one for
                  entering vehicles and one for exiting vehicles. The modified exit off of Wisconsin Street will
                  have a single exit travel lane.

                  The east-west sidewalk that crosses the site north of the facility will be shifted to the south
                  along the building face to allow widening of the pavement for a parent/bus drop-off lane. The
                  existing drop-off area on the west side of the building will remain. Pedestrian routes for the
                  facility will remain generally in the same location as the existing routes. Access to the
                  Wisconsin Avenue sidewalk from the north parking lot will follow the east building face past
                  the accessible parking and connect with the sidewalk along Wisconsin Avenue mid-way
                  along the east building face. Curb ramps will be provided at the driveway crossing along the
                  west side of the parking lot as well as adjacent to accessible parking spaces.

        3.5.2     Parking
                  To meet parking demand and to mitigate stormwater runoff, the existing parking lot, which
                  currently accommodates approximately 88 parking stalls, will be reconstructed.
                  Reconstruction will require the conversion of the existing turf area at the northwest corner of
                  the parcel to be used for parking. The set back from the adjacent properties on the north side
                  of the parking lot will be increased to 25 feet.

                  The new asphalt parking lot will accommodate 125 vehicles including six short term parking
                  stalls and five accessible parking stalls. Three interior curbed and landscaped islands will be
                  constructed. The existing parking lot lighting would be removed and replaced with standard
                  campus lighting which would be pointed downward at the parking lot.

                  The existing fence at the rear of the parcel will be removed and new screening that adheres to
                  the City of Oshkosh off-street parking requirements will be installed around the parking lot
                  perimeter. This screening will consist of new solid fencing along the east and west ends of the
                  parking lot, and either a solid fence or hedge to the north. The fence and hedge will be five
                  feet high. The existing fence gate near the northwest corner of the building will be eliminated
                  to accommodate the new parking lot entrance/exit. The new parking lot will not be gated at
                  either access points.

         3.6      Stormwater
                  As discussed in Section 3.2, an erosion control plan will be developed by the contractor prior
                  to construction. To address erosion control and stormwater issues, two bio-swales will be
                  constructed on the site: one on the west side of the site near the proposed parking lot
                  entrance/exit off of Algoma Boulevard and one on the east side of the site near the proposed



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                  parking lot exit off of Wisconsin Street. The parking lot would be re-graded to direct
                  stormwater in the direction of the two bioswales.

                  The bio-swales are designed to meet City of Oshkosh and the WDNR post-construction
                  stormwater management requirements for runoff quality. The swales will be composed of an
                  engineered soil layer with perforated underdrain, mulch planting bed and a catch basin
                  overflow. Flows will be directed overland and will enter the basins through curb cuts and
                  sheet flow surface drainage. Additional catch basins will be installed as necessary in localized
                  areas to capture additional runoff and eliminate surface ponding of water.

                  Land disturbance will exceed one acre for the proposed work. A Notice of Intent for land
                  disturbing construction activity permit from WDNR will be required. As a redevelopment,
                  this site will be required by the City of Oshkosh and WDNR to achieve a 40% reduction in
                  suspended solids. The proposed project is exempt from stormwater quantity and infiltration
                  requirements due to classification as a redevelopment and low infiltration rates of the native
                  soils. The swales are designed to achieve the necessary suspended solids removal. If these
                  bio-swales are insufficient to achieve the required removal, other methods such as filter units
                  may be required.
         3.7      Attached Descriptive Materials
                  The following figures are included in this report.

                                                    Table 3
                                         Attached Descriptive Materials
                     Figure Number                                               Title
                             1                                           Conceptual Site Plan
                             2                                  Conceptual Basement Floor Plan
                             3                                         Conceptual 1st Floor Plan
                             4                                     Conceptual 2nd Floor Plan
                             5                                         Existing Exterior Photos




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         4.0      Probable Adverse and Beneficial Impacts

         4.1      Physical
                  The proposed Lincoln Hall renovation is expected to have minimal overall effects on the
                  physical environment. Possible impacts to the physical environment will primarily be related
                  to site work required for the parking lot expansion and reconstruction of the playground area.
                  The parking lot expansion will require the conversion of approximately 13,775 SF of existing
                  turf area to parking. The overall proposed impervious area is expected to increase from 57
                  percent to 59 percent. Access to the parking lot will be modified.

                  A new entrance/exit will be constructed on the west side of the building off of Algoma
                  Boulevard adjacent to the existing drop-off area. This will require the conversion of a limited
                  amount turf in this area to be converted to parking lot access. The existing parking lot
                  entrance/exit on the east side of the building off of Wisconsin Street will be reconstructed as
                  an exit-only/right-turn-only. The construction of two bio-swales on the site is expected to be
                  beneficial in mitigating stormwater and erosion control issues.

                  Some of the parking lot improvements are expected to have a beneficial effect on adjacent
                  properties. The set back from the adjacent properties directly north of the parking lot will be
                  increased to 25 feet. This essentially means that the two existing back rows of parking stalls
                  will be removed, increasing the space between the back of the parking lot and the adjacent
                  properties. The parking lot will also be re-graded to direct stormwater to the two new
                  bioswales. This is expected to have a beneficial effect on adjacent properties where some
                  stormwater currently collects due to the topography of the lot. The existing parking lot
                  lighting is not directed downward at the parking lot which results in artificial light spilling
                  into adjacent properties. The existing lighting will be removed and replaced with standard
                  campus lighting which will be directed downward at the parking lot.

                  The proposed landscaping improvements and parking lot work will improve the appearance
                  of the site. If the building were to remain vacant, the appearance of the site may deteriorate
                  over time due to lack regular maintenance.

                  When the LLCE and CCLE programs move out of their existing locations, those spaces will
                  become vacant and will be re-purposed for other campus uses.

         4.2      Biological
                  Biological impacts related to this project are expected to be minimal and primarily related to
                  site work required for the parking lot reconstruction. It is not expected that critical habitat
                  will be affected by the proposed project. Mature trees located on the site will be evaluated for
                  health. Tree removal is not anticipated but may be required based on the results of the
                  evaluation. The construction of two bio-swales on the site is expected to be beneficial in
                  mitigating stormwater and erosion control issues and thus improve the quality of water
                  leaving the site.

         4.3      Socioeconomic
        4.3.1     Social
                  The operating hours of the building will change from when it functioned as an elementary
                  school. When the CLCC relocates to the renovated Lincoln Hall, it anticipates expanding to a
                  year round schedule. The main operating hours would be Monday through Friday from
                  approximately 7:15 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. with some potential for limited evening hours Monday


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                  through Thursday until 9:00 p.m. The CLCC would be closed between Christmas and New
                  Years as well as other State of Wisconsin holidays. The LLCE would be open from
                  approximately 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some LLCE activities could
                  occur in the building on evenings and weekends. The LLCE is also expected to be closed
                  during regular State of Wisconsin holidays.

                  There could be an adverse affect on the neighborhood due to the loss of access to the
                  playground equipment. The new playground area would be constructed with a berm with
                  plantings to secure the area and to insure the safety of the CLCC children.

                  The proposed project is expected to have a beneficial impact on the UW Oshkosh campus.
                  The CLCC will provide a safer, more enriching environment for children in the Center. More
                  UW Oshkosh students will be able to work at the CLCC and these students will benefit from
                  more direct supervision and instruction from faculty. Consolidating the LLCE programs and
                  offices in to one central location will allow staff to function as a unified division and allow
                  them to provide cohesive support to the students they serve.

                  The proposed uses of the building are somewhat similar to the original use as a school. Due
                  to the building's unique architecture that was based on its original use as a school, there may
                  be limited options for other uses for this building. It would be undesirable for the building to
                  be left vacant indefinitely, as it could attract acts of vandalism and its appearance would
                  likely deteriorate. The proposed building renovation for UW Oshkosh programs will insure
                  that the building and site are maintained and thus an asset to the neighborhood.

        4.3.2     Economic
                  The proposed project will allow the CLCC to expand and serve more children than is
                  currently feasible at its existing location. This will provide current UW Oshkosh students,
                  staff and faculty with more child care options and a child care center near their classes/place
                  of work which could reduce the amount of time and money spent on transporting their
                  children to off-site child care centers. The availability of an expanded on-campus child care
                  center could reduce the demand somewhat for off-site child care facilities.

                  The consolidation and expansion of the LLCE will provide more opportunities for
                  nontraditional students to access education, training and support which could lead to higher-
                  paying jobs for these students.

                  Relocating the LLCE and CLCC is expected to have a beneficial impact on other campus
                  resources. By relocating the LLCE and CLCC into a new, improved location, it will provide
                  vacant space for other campus uses. The former CLCC and LLCE spaces will most likely be
                  used for offices, classrooms and other academic resources.

                  It is anticipated that there will be beneficial construction-related economic impacts. Based
                  upon a January 2011 study, The Impact of Construction on the Wisconsin Economy, every $1
                  spent directly on construction projects produces an overall economic impact of approximately
                  $1.92. The same January 2011 study states that every $1 million spent directly on
                  construction projects generates about 17 jobs throughout the economy. Using these estimates,
                  the $4.9 million Lincoln Hall renovation would produce an overall economic impact of $9.4
                  million and approximately 83 jobs throughout the economy.

                  The project would be paid for from Program Revenue Funds which includes tuition,
                  auxiliaries operations, and other revenues earned through program revenue operations. There


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                  would be a somewhat negative effect due to the use of $4.9 million in Program Revenue
                  Funds to pay for the renovation of the building. This amount would not be available for other
                  uses such as the hiring of additional staff, for direct program expenses or other campus
                  construction projects.

         4.4      Archeological and Historic Impacts
                  No previously inventoried archaeological and historic resources were identified on the project
                  site and thus the proposed project would not have any direct effect on archaeological or
                  architectural resources.

                  Lincoln Hall is located adjacent to the Irving Church Historic District, a National Register of
                  Historic Places (NRHP), located in the APE for indirect effects. It is not anticipated that the
                  proposed project would have an indirect effect on the Historic District.

                  A “Request for Review and Comment on a State Undertaking” (Wis. State Process 4440
                  Form) was submitted to the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) (see Appendix D).




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         5.0      Probable Adverse Impacts That Cannot Be Avoided
                  The new asphalt parking lot will require the conversion of approximately 13,775 SF of
                  existing turf area to parking. In addition, a new parking lot entrance/exit will be constructed
                  on the west side of the building adjacent to the existing drop-off area. This will require the
                  conversion of turf in this area to be converted to parking lot access. These actions are
                  necessary to provide additional, needed parking on the UW Oshkosh campus and efficient
                  and safe access for building users. There will be additional traffic coming to and leaving the
                  site compared to the previous use as an elementary school, as adult students will be coming to
                  the site throughout the day to access services offered by the LLCE. There may be some traffic
                  in evenings and on weekends for programs offered during these times.

                  Adjacent property owners and UW Oshkosh students, faculty and staff, may experience some
                  disruption during some building renovation and site construction activities. Construction
                  equipment will create additional noise and emissions in the area of the site. These potential
                  impacts will be short term and should be minimal.




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         6.0      Relationship Between Short-Term uses of the Environment and the
                  Maintenance and Enhancement of Long-Term Productivity
                  Short-term effects such as noise, dust, traffic congestion and construction equipment
                  emissions caused during construction are likely to occur. These short-term adverse effects
                  will be offset by the beneficial effects of the proposed Lincoln Hall renovation. The
                  renovated Lincoln Hall will allow the CLCC and LLCE to provide enhanced learning and
                  teaching environments for the children, students, and faculty they serve. The enhanced space
                  will provide students and children an opportunity to achieve their maximum potential,
                  thereby enhancing long-term productivity and success.




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         7.0      Irreversible or Irretrievable Commitments of Resources if Action is
                  Implemented
         7.1      Energy
                  Site work and interior renovation will require energy use. Additionally, energy will be
                  consumed once the building is occupied.

                  UW Oshkosh is striving to become a “green” campus and is part of a pilot program with the
                  State of Wisconsin to make the campus completely energy independent. The Lincoln Hall
                  renovation has a goal of achieving a performance level equivalent to the U.S. Green Building
                  Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver rating.

                  Where possible, the proposed renovation of Lincoln Hall will incorporate sustainable
                  building design strategies in order to reduce energy use, increase operational efficiency, and
                  incorporate renewable energy sources. These elements include updating the HVAC and
                  lighting system. Additional sustainable and energy-saving elements may be added as design
                  continues such as replacement of exterior windows and doors and connection to the Campus
                  Utility System.

                  It should be noted that the reuse of an existing building rather than new construction can be
                  an energy-saving and sustainable approach to development. The Lincoln Hall renovation will
                  utilize the existing exterior walls/façade and will incorporate, where possible, existing interior
                  walls, closets and storage spaces. Other items that will be reused include the elevator, which
                  meets current code, the stairways, some mechanical piping, and the built-in coat cubbies on
                  the first floor. In general, the re-use of these existing features uses less energy than that
                  required to construct a new facility.
         7.2      Archeological and Historical Features or Sites
                  The proposed project is not anticipated to have any effects on archeological and historic
                  features or sites.
         7.3      Other
                  Building construction materials such as aggregates, wood, steel and textiles will be consumed
                  during the Lincoln Hall renovation.

                  There are no known threatened and endangered species on site.

                  The turf area adjacent to the parking lot, and turf near the existing drop-off/pick-up area on
                  the west side of the building will be converted to pavement for parking lot use.




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         8.0      Other Alternatives
                  The other alternatives to the Lincoln Hall renovation include:
                  •   Alternative 1 – No Action
                  •   Alternative 2 – Renovate Existing CLCC and LLCE Sites
                  •   Alternative 3 – New Building on New Site

         8.1      Alternative 1 – No Action
                  This alternative would not renovate Lincoln Hall nor provide any new space for the CLCC or
                  LLCE. This alternative would not provide students, faculty and staff with adequate child care
                  opportunities on or near campus. Nor would this alternative provide the space needed by the
                  LLCE to offer enhanced programs and services. The renovation of Lincoln Hall provides
                  these opportunities for both the CLCC and LLCE. For these reasons, Alternative 1 was not
                  selected.

         8.2      Alternative 2 – Renovate Existing CLCC and LLCE Sites
                  This alternative would involve the renovation of CLCC’s and LLCE’s existing
                  space/locations. The CLCC does not have enough space to expand at its current location and
                  there is a waiting list for use of its services. The LLCE is currently located at several different
                  locations across campus, none of which provide ample room to expand in order to house all
                  LLCE programs/administration in one unified, cohesive location. For these reasons,
                  Alternative 2 was not selected.

         8.3      Alternative 3 - New Building on a New Site
                  This alternative would purchase a new parcel of land to construct a new building for the
                  CLCC and LLCE. Identifying and negotiating the purchase of a feasible parcel that is located
                  near the UW Oshkosh could be time-consuming and will not be cost effective. Similarly,
                  constructing a new building as opposed to re-using and renovating an existing building would
                  not be cost effective and would be a less sustainable approach. For these reasons, Alternative
                  3 was not selected.




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         9.0      Evaluation
         9.1      Secondary Effects
                  As a result of this action, is it likely that other events or actions will happen which may
                  significantly affect the environment?

                  The renovation of Lincoln Hall is not expected to lead to other events or actions that would
                  significantly affect the environment.

         9.2      New Environmental Effect
                  Does the action alter the environment so a new physical, biological, or socioeconomic
                  environment will exist?

                  The renovation project would achieve a 40 percent reduction in suspended solids. This would
                  have a positive benefit on water quality. The expansion of the CLCC and LLCE programs
                  will benefit UW Oshkosh students, faculty and staff, but not to the degree of resulting in a
                  new environment.

         9.3      Geographically Scarce
                  Are the existing environmental features which will be affected by the proposed action scarce,
                  either locally or statewide? If so, list and describe.

                  The project, as proposed, is not expected to have any effects any scarce resources (Appendix
                  C – WDNR Endangered Species Review).

         9.4      Future Decisions
                  Does the action and its effects require a decision which will result in influencing future
                  decision? Is the decision precedent setting?

                  The renovation of Lincoln Hall is consistent with UW Oshkosh Campus Master Plan.
                  Renovation and adaptive re-use of existing buildings, especially those near campus, is not
                  precedent setting.
         9.5      Highly Controversial
                  Discuss and describe concerns which indicate a serious controversy?

                  The Lincoln Hall renovation is not expected to cause serious, widespread controversy.

         9.6      Consistency With Long-Range Plans or Policies
                  Does the action conflict with official agency plans or with any local, state or national policy?

                  The project is consistent with the UW Oshkosh Campus Master Plan. The project will require
                  review and approval from the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents and the
                  State Building Commission, as well as the City of Oshkosh.

         9.7      Cumulative Impacts
                  While the action by itself may be limited in scope, will repeated actions of this type result in
                  major or significant impacts to the environment?

                  There are approximately $100 million in campus construction projects underway and planned
                  over the next three years to provide much-needed space for teaching, learning, studying,
                  living and support. The construction of some of these planned projects may occur at the same


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                  time as the proposed Lincoln Hall renovation, including, but not limited to, a new residence
                  hall to be completed in the fall of 2012 at the intersection of Algoma Boulevard and
                  Elmwood Avenue and bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout campus. The
                  cumulative effect of concurrent campus construction projects could result in increased
                  construction disturbances such as noise, dust and traffic and circulation. However, these
                  cumulative effects would be short-term related to construction and would not result long-term
                  effects.

                  The proposed project continues the expansion of the UW Oshkosh campus, which has been
                  underway for many years. The campus expansion has cumulatively affected the
                  neighborhood in the vicinity by orienting it to meet the needs of the University and its
                  students, faculty and staff. This expansion of the campus has brought additional traffic into
                  the area. Some neighbors report that the expansion of the campus boundaries has brought
                  with it problems related to increased litter, trespassing on private property, increased noise
                  and other neighborhood disturbances.

                  The expansion of the campus has improved the accessibility of higher education for residents
                  in this part of the state. Over a period of decades, these effects could be considered
                  significant. The acquisition and renovation of Lincoln Hall itself would not result in
                  significant effects to the environment.

         9.8      Historical, Scientific, or Archeological Sites
                  Will the action modify or destroy any historical, scientific or archaeological site?

                  No historical, scientific or archeological sites are located on the project site and therefore, no
                  resources would be directly affected by the proposed project.

         9.9      Does it Foreclose Future Options
                  Is the action irreversible? Will it commit a resource for the foreseeable future?

                  It is anticipated that this building will be utilized by the CLCC and LLCE for the foreseeable
                  future. At any point in time, the building and site could be redeveloped for a different use.
        9.10      Social-Cultural Impacts
                  Will action result in direct or indirect impacts on ethnic or cultural groups or alter social
                  patterns?

                  It is not expected that the renovation of Lincoln Hall will directly or indirectly affect ethnic or
                  cultural groups or alter social patterns.




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       10.0       References
                  Boer Architects, Inc. Programming and Pre-Design Study for Lincoln Hall Renovation,
                  February 22, 2012 and June 4, 2012.
                  C3 Statistical Solutions, Inc.The Impact of Construction on the Wisconsin Economy, January
                  2011.
                  City of Oshkosh, Conditional Use Permit for Planned Development – Lincoln Hall, October
                  2010.
                  City of Oshkosh Property Assessor’s Public Access Database, 2012

                  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Clean Air Act, Section 107.
                  Federal Emergency Management Agency, On-line Map Service Center, 2012.
                  National Register of Historic Places, On-line database, September 2008.
                  University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Children’s Learning Care Center - Lincoln Hall Facility
                  Business Plan, January 2010.
                  University of Oshkosh, Children’s Learning and Care Center Website:
                  http://www.uwosh.edu/childrens_center/.
                  University of Oshkosh, Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement Website:
                  http://www.uwosh.edu/llce.
                  University of Oshkosh Website: http://www.uwosh.edu.
                  University of Oshkosh Annual Report, 2010-2011.
                  University of Oshkosh/ Ken Saiki Design, Inc. UW Oshkosh Campus Exterior Master Plan,
                  2001 and 2010.
                  U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Web Soil
                  Survey (WSS) On-line database:
                  www.websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/WebSoilSurvey.aspx
                  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau for Remediation and Redevelopment
                  Tracking System (BRRTS) and the Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Sites Map.
                  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Contaminated Lands Environmental Action
                  Network On-line Database: http://dnr.wi.gov/org/aw/rr/clean.htm
                  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources DSPS Storage Tank Database:
                  http://dsps.wi.gov/er/ER-EN-tanks-info.html.
                  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Surface Water Viewer, Wetland Inventory,
                  2012.

                  Wisconsin Division of State Facilities, Scope of Services, Environmental Impact Assessment
                  (EIA), University of Wisconsin System, December 2011.
                  Wisconsin Historic Preservation Database, 2012.

                  Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory Database, 2012.

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       11.0       List of Agencies, Groups and Individuals Contacted Regarding This
                  Project
                  An initial project scoping letter was sent to potentially interested parties on March 9, 2012.
                  The distribution list included, but was not limited to, adjacent property owners, Native
                  American Tribes, UW Oshkosh representatives, local elected officials, City of Oshkosh
                  representatives, and state and federal agencies (see Appendix E – Project Scoping Letter &
                  Distribution List).

                  As a result of the initial scoping process, two nearby property owners contacted project staff
                  with concerns. A summary of their comments is provided below. A copy of their public input
                  as well as UW Oshkosh’s response is included in Appendix H – Public Input Record.

                  An adjacent property owner who lives on Elmwood Avenue near the Lincoln Hall property
                  called project staff to express concerns about the potential for increased traffic, noise, and
                  artificial light near the project area. The property owner was also concerned about the
                  possibility of losing green space behind Lincoln Hall which will be converted to parking. The
                  property owner indicated the need for a natural buffer or barrier between the parking lot and
                  the houses located directly behind Lincoln Hall.

                  A resident who lives in an owner-occupied house on West Irving Street and owns several
                  properties on Wisconsin Street near the Lincoln Hall property called and sent a letter to
                  project staff to express several concerns regarding the proposed project. He questioned
                  whether the proposed programs to be housed in Lincoln Hall will comply with municipal
                  code/zoning. He said the municipal code prevents the site to be used for University purposes
                  and this will prevent the LLCE from operating at the building. He does not think anymore
                  variances should be granted for the Lincoln Hall property. He was concerned about the
                  potential for increased traffic, noise, and lighting near the project and wanted to know the
                  proposed building hours of operation. He was concerned that the proposed renovation and the
                  construction of other UW Oshkosh buildings will further depreciate the value of his
                  properties on Wisconsin Street. He believes the proposed Lincoln Hall renovation will
                  adversely affect his property value.




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       12.0        Recommendations

         RECOMMENDATION                                          (to be completed by UWSA staff only)

         EIS Not Required..........………...............................................................................................X

         Analysis of the expected impact of this proposal is of sufficient scope and detail to conclude that
         this is not a major action which will significantly affect the quality of the human environment. In
         my opinion therefore, an environmental impact statement is not required before the board
         undertakes this action.

         Major and Significant Action: PREPARE EIS..................................................................….. 



                   Additional factors, if any, affecting the evaluator's recommendation:


                   CERTIFIED TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH WEPA –

                   Public Notice Completed (include copy of public notice for permanent record)
           Campus WEPA Director                                                                                          Date:
                                                                                                                         2/8/2013




                    Approved
            UW System Senior Architect                                                                                   Date:
                                                                                                                         2/8/2013




                   This decision is not final until approved by the appropriate Director.

                   Regent Resolution 2508

                   11/06/81format revised 10/2011



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                               Figures
           Figure 1 – Conceptual Site Plan
Figure 2 – Conceptual Basement Floor Plan
      Figure 3 – Conceptual 1st Floor Plan
      Figure 4 – Conceptual 2nd Floor Plan
                   Figure 5 – Photographs
Figure 1   APRIL 10, 2012
Figure 2
Figure 3
Figure 4
                                Figure 5


Existing Exterior Photographs




  View from the Southwest




     View from the East
View of the Courtyard from the South




      View from the Northeast
                                    View from the Northwest




Source: Lincoln Hall Renovation Programming and Pre-Design Study, Boer Architects, Inc., February
2012
        Appendix A
Public Meeting Materials
                              PUBLIC NOTICE
               Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA)
               Lincoln Hall Renovation and Parking Expansion
                      University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
                                DSF #11G3Q

A public meeting to present the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) for the
proposed Lincoln Hall Renovation and Parking Expansion project at University of
Wisconsin Oshkosh (UW Oshkosh) will be held on Monday, April 23, 2012, at 5:30 p.m.
in Sage Hall, Room 1234, 835 High Street, Oshkosh, WI. Free parking is available in Lot
#7 adjacent to Sage Hall. The meeting will include a brief presentation including a
description of the project and findings of the DEIA. Attendees will have an opportunity,
both orally and/or in writing, to ask questions and submit comments regarding the
proposed project.

The DEIA was prepared in accordance with the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act
(WEPA), Wisconsin Statutes 1.11, and University of Wisconsin System (UW System)
guidelines. As Project Manager, the Department of Administration’s Division of State
Facilities (DSF) retained Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®) to prepare the DEIA on
behalf of the University of Wisconsin System.

UW Oshkosh is proposing to completely renovate the two-story, approximately 20,100
assignable square foot (ASF)/34,200 gross square foot (GSF) Lincoln Hall (formerly
Lincoln School building) located at 608 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI. Acquired by
the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents in 2010, Lincoln Hall has not been
remodeled or renovated since its construction in 1947. The building requires a major
overhaul to meet the needs of the future occupants and to address building code and
maintenance issues. A new exterior playground area will be developed adjacent to the
south side of the building. It is intended that the project include reconstruction and
expansion of the parking lot located north of the building. Additionally, approximately 950
lineal feet of duct bank will be installed to connect the building to existing campus
electrical and fiber optic systems. Construction of the project is anticipated to begin in
December 2012 and be substantially complete by August 2013. Total project costs are
estimated at $4.9 million, paid for from Program Revenue Funds.

The renovated Lincoln Hall will house two UW Oshkosh programs: the Division of
Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement (LLCE) and the Children’s Learning and
Care Center (CLCC). The CLCC, which provides day care services for the children of
students, staff and faculty as well as learning opportunities for students in early
childhood education, will be located on the first floor of the building. The CLCC is unable
to accommodate more children at its current location and currently maintains a waiting
list for services. This proposal will enable the CLCC to expand its capacity. The
renovations will allow the LLCE, which offers programs tailored to nontraditional
students, to consolidate functions currently located in several different campus locations
to the second floor of Lincoln Hall.

The purpose of the DEIA is to define the proposal and identify potential impacts of the
project on the physical, biological, archeological/historical, social, and economic
environments. The DEIA is being made available to the public and appropriate federal,
state, and local agencies. The UW System has made a preliminary determination that an
Environmental Impact Statement will not be required for this action. A copy of the DEIA
that led to this preliminary determination is available for review for a 15-day comment
period beginning April 17, 2012, at Polk Library - UW Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Boulevard,
Oshkosh, WI, and at the Oshkosh Public Library, 106 Washington Avenue Oshkosh, WI.
The DEIA is also available for review on the Web at: www.sehinc.com/online/lincoln-hall.

Written public comments on the DEIA are welcomed and will be used to develop the
Final EIA. Comments or inquiries should be directed to Darren Fortney at SEH, 6808
Odana Road, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53719, no later than 5:00 PM on May 1, 2012.
Public comments may also be submitted via email to: dfortney@sehinc.com.
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Sienna Kossman
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                                                            April 12, 2012 — www.advancetitan.com


                                                                                                     Club teaches social media
                                                                                                     by Paige Bonanno                                   pand their knowledge of their favorite sites,
                                                                                                                            bonanp97@uwosh.edu          Social Media Club has another goal they
                                                                                                                                                        would like to accomplish, according to Han-
                                                                                                        With the use of social media and the inter- away.
                                                                                                     net rising, UW Oshkosh’s Social Media Club           “Another one of our goals is to show the
                                                                                                     has been becoming more active in order to deeper side of social media, like how to use
                                                                                                     give students a better grip on the up and com- Twitter applications like HootSuite and how
                                                                                                     ing craze.                                         powerful actions like retweeting can be,”
                                                                                                        “Our main goal is to educate students at Hanaway said.
                                                                                                     UW Oshkosh the proper way to use social              Professor Andrew Smock, who teaches
                                                                                                     media, how to use good ‘netiquette’ and radio/TV-/film and media courses on cam-
                                                                                                     how to become more comfortable with on- pus, said the club is beneficial for students
                                                                                                     line tools,” executive board member Thomas because of how it works to increase media
                                                                                                     Hanaway said in a blog posted on the Osh- literacy in a positive way.
                                                                                                     kosh website.                                        “Issues related to self-presentation in vir-
                                                                                                        The club’s mission is to connect media tual spaces and the corresponding skills nec-
                                                                                                     makers from around the world to advance essary to manage the impressions others form
                                                                                                     media literacy, promote industry standards, of you are becoming increasingly important
                                                                                                     encourage ethical behavior and share the as people spend more time on social media
                                                                                                     lessons they have learned, according to the                            sites,” Smock said. “A
                                                                                                     club’s official Facebook                                               better understanding of
                                                                                                     site.
                                                                                                        “For students specifi-
                                                                                                     cally we offer tutorials on
                                                                                                     different ways they should
                                                                                                                                    “     Issues related to self-pre-
                                                                                                                                       sentation in virtual spaces
                                                                                                                                       and the corresponding skills
                                                                                                                                                                            how to use various social
                                                                                                                                                                            media tools in strategic
                                                                                                                                                                            ways can only help stu-
                                                                                                                                                                            dents in managing their
                                                                                                     be using social sites,”           necessary to manage the im-          virtual selves.”
                                                                                                     chairman of the club              pressions others form of you            All students are wel-
                                                                                                     Adam Drent said. “This            are becoming increasingly            come and encouraged to
                                                                                                     semester our first tutorial       important as people spend            attend the weekly meet-
                                                                  KATIE HOLLIDAY / ADVANCE - TITAN   specifically focuses on be-       more time on social media            ings, and great pride is
Baldwin was brought to campus by the UW Oshkosh College Democrats to speak to stu-
dents about the importance of being politically active and engaged in society.
                                                                                                     coming more professional
                                                                                                     and separating yourself by
                                                                                                     linking your social sites
                                                                                                                                       sites.
                                                                                                                                                 — Andrew Smock
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                                                                                                                                                                  ”         taken in how contrasting
                                                                                                                                                                            their group is, according
                                                                                                                                                                            to Hanaway.
                                                                                                     and creating continuity                                                   “What is so unique

Baldwin urges students to vote                                                                       between them. We also ex-
                                                                                                     plained the importance of
                                                                                                     personal websites and blogs.”
                                                                                                                                                                            about our organization
                                                                                                                                                                            is the diversity of our
                                                                                                                                                        group,” Hanaway said. “Some of our mem-
                                              first non-incumbent, openly gay person to                 Social Media Club meets every Wednesday bers are great at blogging, some are Twitter
by Sienna Kossman                             serve in Congress.                                     at 6 p.m. in Sage Hall room 3422.                  fanatics, some love Facebook and some just
                      kossms75@uwosh.edu         Baldwin addressed her concerns regarding               The club works with other campus organi- want to learn more about social media in gen-
                                              the economy, a possible increase in student            zations and one off-campus organization on eral.”
   Wisconsin congresswoman Tammy Bald- loan rates and university state funding cuts.                 their social sites, and it even features guest       Drent says the more students know about
win spoke on campus Tuesday as part of a         “Across the state people have made serious          speakers at their weekly meetings, according social media, the more conscious the entire
statewide college tour en-                                      adjustments to get by, and           to Drent.                                          campus will become.
couraging students to vote.                                     I know that is happening                “We’re hoping for this to be a place where        “This club is beneficial for UWO because
                                                                                                     people can highlight their strengths and we are here to help and learn at the same
   As this year’s election
season begins, students
should be aware of impor-
                             “I want you to know your
                              own power in all of this.
                                                                with college too,” Baldwin
                                                                said. “The burden is going
                                                                more to students with every
                                                                                                     teach others what they are good at, while at time,” he said. “As we provide services to
                                                                                                     the same time learn from other members as the students of UWO we also become more
tant issues such as college                                     passing year.”                       well,” Hanaway said.                               adept. The end result is a knowledgeable or-
affordability and the state   If you exercise your voice,          Baldwin is currently run-            Along with making the club a place where ganization on UWO.”
of the middle class, ac-      you can make a huge dif-          ning for a seat in the U.S.          students can go to enjoy themselves and ex-
cording to Baldwin.           ference in these campaigns.       Senate.
   “I believe that you [stu-                                       “As people in Wisconsin
dents] can make a critical    I want you to motivate            look toward the upcoming
                              your friends.
difference in the outcome
of the elections and the di-
rection of our country and             — Tammy Baldwin
                                                        ”       elections, and particularly
                                                                the elections for the U.S.
                                                                Senate, they say we need
                                                                                                     PUBLIC NOTICE Draft Environmental Impact
our state by your participa-   >PZJVUZPU *VUNYLZZ^VTHU          somebody who’s going to               Assessment (DEIA) Lincoln Hall Renovation
tion in this election,” Bald-                                   go up there and fight for
win said.                                                       us,” Baldwin said. “Not for
   Baldwin has represented the second con- Wall Street or big bank, insurance companies
                                                                                                     and Parking Expansion University of Wisconsin
gressional district of Wisconsin since 1999. or the tea party, but somebody that’s going
She is the first Wisconsin woman to serve in to go there and fight for us. That’s why I am                      Oshkosh DSF #11G3Q
the U.S. House of Representatives and is the running for Senate.”
                                                                                                     A public meeting to present the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) for the
                                                                                                     proposed Lincoln Hall Renovation and Parking Expansion project at University of Wis-
                                                                                                     consin Oshkosh (UW Oshkosh) will be held on Monday, April 23, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in
                                                                                                     Sage Hall, Room 1234, 835 High Street, Oshkosh, WI. Free parking is available in Lot #7
                                                                                                     adjacent to Sage Hall. The meeting will include a brief presentation including a descrip-
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                                                                                                     orally and/or in writing, to ask questions and submit comments regarding the proposed
                                                                                                     project.
                                                                                                     The DEIA was prepared in accordance with the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act
                                                                                                     (WEPA), Wisconsin Statutes 1.11, and University of Wisconsin System (UW System)
                                                                                                     guidelines. As Project Manager, the Department of Administration’s Division of State
                                                                                                     Facilities (DSF) retained Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®) to prepare the DEIA on
                                                                                                     behalf of the University of Wisconsin System.
                                                                                                     UW Oshkosh is proposing to completely renovate the two-story, approximately 20,100
                                                                                                     assignable square foot (ASF)/34,200 gross square foot (GSF) Lincoln Hall (formerly Lin-
                                                                                                     coln School building) located at 608 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI. Acquired by the
                                                                                                     University of Wisconsin Board of Regents in 2010, Lincoln Hall has not been remodeled
                                                                                                     or renovated since its construction in 1947. The building requires a major overhaul to
                                                                                                     meet the needs of the future occupants and to address building code and maintenance is-
                                                                                                     sues. A new exterior playground area will be developed adjacent to the south side of the
                                                                                                     building. It is intended that the project include reconstruction and expansion of the park-
                                                                                                     ing lot located north of the building. Additionally, approximately 950 lineal feet of duct
                                                                                                     EDQN ZLOO EH LQVWDOOHG WR FRQQHFW WKH EXLOGLQJ WR H[LVWLQJ FDPSXV HOHFWULFDO DQG ¿EHU RSWLF
                                                                                                     systems. Construction of the project is anticipated to begin in December 2012 and be sub-
                                                                                                     stantially complete by August 2013. Total project costs are estimated at $4.9 million, paid
                                                                                                     for from Program Revenue Funds.
                                                                                                     The renovated Lincoln Hall will house two UW Oshkosh programs: the Division of Life-
                                                                                                     long Learning and Community Engagement (LLCE) and the Children’s Learning and
                                                                                                     Care Center (CLCC). The CLCC, which provides day care services for the children of
                                                                                                     students, staff and faculty as well as learning opportunities for students in early childhood
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                                                                                                     commodate more children at its current location and currently maintains a waiting list for
                                                                                                     services. This proposal will enable the CLCC to expand its capacity. The renovations will
                                                                                                     allow the LLCE, which offers programs tailored to nontraditional students, to consolidate
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                                                                                                     project on the physical, biological, archeological/historical, social, and economic environ-
                                                                                                     ments. The DEIA is being made available to the public and appropriate federal, state, and
                                                                                                     local agencies. The UW System has made a preliminary determination that an
                                                                                                     Environmental Impact Statement will not be required for this action. A copy of the DEIA
                                                                                                     that led to this preliminary determination is available for review for a 15-day comment
                                                                                                     period beginning April 17, 2012, at Polk Library - UW Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Boulevard,
                                                                                                     Oshkosh, WI, and at the Oshkosh Public Library, 106 Washington Avenue Oshkosh, WI.
                                                                                                     The DEIA is also available for review on the Web at: www.sehinc.com/online/lincoln-hall.
                                                                                                     Written public comments on the DEIA are welcomed and will be used to develop the Final
                                                                                                     EIA. Comments or inquiries should be directed to Darren Fortney at SEH, 6808 Odana
                                                                                                     Road, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53719, no later than 5:00 PM on May 1, 2012. Public com-
                                                                                                     ments may also be submitted via email to: dfortney@sehinc.com.
April 5, 2012


Re:     Lincoln Hall Renovation and Parking Expansion
        Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA)
        University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
        DSF Project #11G3Q


Dear Potentially Interested Party:

This letter is to notify you of a public meeting to present the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment
(DEIA) for the proposed Lincoln Hall Renovation and Parking Expansion project at University of
Wisconsin Oshkosh (UW Oshkosh). A Public Notice regarding the project is enclosed.

A public meeting regarding the DEIA will be held on:

        Monday, April 23, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
        Sage Hall, Room 1234
        835 High Avenue
        Oshkosh, WI

Free parking is available in Lot #7 adjacent to Sage Hall. The meeting will include a brief presentation
including a description of the project and findings of the DEIA. Attendees will have an opportunity, both
orally and/or in writing, to ask questions and submit comments regarding the proposed project.

A copy of the DEIA that led to this preliminary determination is available for review for a 15-day
comment period beginning April 17, 2012, at Polk Library - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800
Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI and at the Oshkosh Public Library, 106 Washington Avenue Oshkosh,
WI. The DEIA is also available for review on the Web at: www.sehinc.com/online/lincoln-hall.

Written public comments on the DEIA are welcomed and will be used to develop the Final EIA.
Comments or inquiries should be directed to Darren Fortney at SEH, 6808 Odana Road, Suite 200,
Madison, WI 53719, no later than 5:00 PM on May 1, 2012. Public comments may also be submitted via
email to: dfortney@sehinc.com.


Sincerely,




Darren Fortney, AICP
Environmental Project Manager



                      Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc., 6808 Odana Road, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53719-1137
         SEH is an equal opportunity employer | www.sehinc.com | 608.620.6199 | 800.732.4362 | 888.908.8166 fax
                                        Meeting Notes

                                        April 27, 2012
                                        Public Meeting

                                   Lincoln Hall Renovation
                               University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
                                   DSF Project No, 11G3Q


       Note: See the attached meeting sign-in sheet for meeting attendance and attached
       PowerPoint presentation for a copy of the presentation that was provided at the meeting.

I.     Meeting Introduction/Welcome

       Darren Fortney (SEH) provided an introduction and welcome to members of the
       audience. Members of the project team introduced themselves: JoAnn Rife, UW
       Oshkosh; Jeff Wurm, UW Oshkosh; Susan Allison, Boer Architects; Barb Feeney, SEH;
       Colin Fleming, SEH.

       Darren mentioned that the meeting would be recorded and that written and oral
       comments would be taken after a brief presentation.

II.    Project Overview

       Darren provided information about the project background and brief project overview.
       This included information about the environmental process including a description of the
       WEPA process and agency coordination/scoping; an overview of the proposed budget
       and schedule; and a general description of the proposed renovation and parking lot
       expansion. Darren also discussed the proposed building users, the CLCC and LLCE,
       and the anticipated areas they would occupy in the renovated Lincoln Hall.

III.   Project Description

       Susan Allison provided a description of the proposed building renovation and site work.
       She described the floor plan layouts which included descriptions of the proposed
       rooms/facilities for the CLCC and LLCE. She also provided a description of the proposed
       site work, which includes a parking lot expansion and reconstruction, new playground,
       and construction of two bioswales.

IV.    Environmental Impact Findings

       Colin Fleming provided a description of the findings of the Draft Environmental Impact
       Assessment. He indicated that more detail on the findings are provided in the DEIA
       which was provided at the meeting and is also available for public review at the campus
       library (Polk Library), the Oshkosh Public Library and online at
       http://www.sehinc.com/online/lincoln-hall.

V.     Public Comments



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Colin Fleming stated that public comments on the DEIA would be taken orally and in
writing. Written comment forms were provided at the sign-in table. Oral comments were
recorded on an audio tape and are summarized below. No written comments were
received at the meeting.

Mike Lyster:

•   The current parking lot lighting is pointed at the neighbors, not at the school/parking
    lot. Glad to see the new parking lot lighting will not be pointed at the neighbors.
•   Resident counted 90 parking spots, not 78, as indicated in the DEIA.
•   Concerned that the new entrance and exit will be open 24 hours a day and will not
    be gated. People will use this as a thru-road. Parking lot would be better if the
    exit/entrance was located in the same spot.
•   There is a problem with trash, broken glass, trespassing, etc. on neighbor’s
    properties. Resident concerned that use of the Lincoln Hall for University purposes
    could bring even more students to that area.
•   Resident concerned about how the bioswales would work. Some of the parking lot
    runoff ends up in the adjacent neighbor’s yards.
•   The parking lot fence should be higher to keep people from jumping over it.
•   Resident stated the building is located in an historic district.
•   Resident is also concerned that the continued campus expansion will result in more
    disturbances to the surrounding neighborhood. Currently, UW Oshkosh students
    hold house parties, leave garbage behind, smash bottles, and urinate on private
    property.

Linda Lyster:

•   The University has a huge impact on the neighborhood and this DEIA is too late. The
    University has not been a good neighbor. Has lived here
•   UW Oshkosh is not a good neighbor. The professionals in the neighborhood have all
    moved out. UW Oshkosh needs to take responsibility. The area only attracts low
    rental properties and lacks diversity.
•   There is a problem with the parking lots lights. They currently point up and light spills
    into the neighbor’s yards. There is also a problem with stormwater runoff that ends
    up in the neighbor’s yards.
•   The playground used to be used by the neighborhood children. It will not be
    accessible under the proposed plan.
•   There is a mallard family that lives in/near the parking lot.
•   Resident is worried about increased cars, traffic, noise, and garbage in the
    neighborhood as a result of the project.

Ray Schmelter:

•   Lives on Amherst, has lived in neighborhood for 50 years.
•   The students currently park on the street. The UW Oshkosh should use Jackson
    Street for parking.
•   Is okay with use of the building but is concerned about the expanded parking lot.

Pat Merril:


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•   The proposal for the barrier hedge/fence along the perimeter of the parking lot may
    not meet city code. City code requires a solid treatment to deflect headlights.
•   Inquired if the construction company would park on site during the renovation.

Bernard Pitz:

•   Mr. Pitz has seen a downgrade in the neighborhood over the years as students have
    taken over.
•   DEIA says there will be two programs located in the building. Mr. Pitz counted a total
    of eight programs.
•   The City elected people from the UW Oshkosh to the school board who wanted to
    sell the school to the UW Oshkosh.
•   The number of current parking spots indicated in the DEIA is incorrect. Mr. Pitz
    counted 94 parking spots.
•   Concerned with the modified exit that will be exit only/right turn only. Mr. Pitz
    questioned whether this would be adhered to by building users.
•   The building is zoned R-2, not R-5 as stated in the DEIA. Resident stated the UW
    Oshkosh does not abide by city regulations.
•   The parking lot lights shine into adjacent properties.
•   Resident says the DEIA indicates that some programming will occur on nights and
    weekends. Resident is not in favor of this.
•   UW Oshkosh is ruining the City of Oshkosh and that UW Oshkosh should have to
    pay taxes in some way.
•   The UW Oshkosh agreed to put in parking stalls and drive aisles and now the drive
    aisles are being used as parking stalls.
•   The that construction crews working on other UW Oshkosh projects have begun at 6
    a.m. when they are not supposed to start until 7a.m. The Davis-Bacon rules for
    construction should be followed and enforced on UW Oshkosh projects.
•   The UW Oshkosh should be a good neighbor and stop turning the area into a slum.
•   Resident is concerned with the removal of public access to the playground. Mr. Pitz
    stated the playground has been used by neighborhood children for years.
•   The UW Oshkosh campus parking should be constructed in front of Dempsey Hall,
    not on the Lincoln Hall site. Mr. Pitz stated that parking should be reduced on the
    site, not expanded.
•   Most of the UW Oshkosh employees and the users of the building do not live in the
    city; they live in the townships and therefore do not have a general concern for the
    well-being of the neighborhood.
•   The proposed renovation will improve things for the UW Oshkosh but not for the
    general neighborhood.




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                         Frequently Asked Questions
                Lincoln Hall Renovation and Parking Expansion
                       Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA)
                              University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
                                        DSF #11G3Q

What is the proposed project about?
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UW Oshkosh) is proposing to completely renovate the
two-story Lincoln Hall (formerly Lincoln School building) located at 608 Algoma Boulevard,
Oshkosh, WI. The proposed project will also include the expansion and reconstruction of the
adjacent parking lot. For the project location, see the map on reverse side of this page.

Who is proposing this project?
UW Oshkosh is working with the Wisconsin Department of Administration – Division of State
Facilities, the University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin Board of
Regents. The project will require review and final approval from the UW Board of Regents and
the State Building Commission.

Why does the renovation need to occur?
Lincoln Hall has not been remodeled or renovated since its construction in 1965. The building
requires a major overhaul to meet the needs of the future occupants and to address building
code and maintenance issues.

What will the renovated building be used for?
Lincoln Hall would house two UW Oshkosh programs: the Division of Lifelong Learning and
Community Engagement (LLCE) and the Children’s Learning and Care Center (CLCC). The
CLCC, which provides day care services for the children of students, staff and faculty and the
community if any remaining slots are available. The CLCC will also provide learning
opportunities for students in early childhood education. The CLCC will be located on the first
floor of the building. The LLCE, which offers programs tailored to nontraditional students, will
consolidate functions currently located in several different campus locations on the second floor
of Lincoln Hall.

What type of work is proposed?
Interior work would include the reconfiguration of interior spaces, new finishes, furniture, and
fixtures; upgraded heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, and new fire
sprinkler system; abatement of hazardous materials, accessibility upgrades; and possible
window and door replacement.

Exterior work would include: parking lot expansion/reconstruction, installation of new playground
area/equipment construction of two bio-swales, landscaping improvements; relocation of
campus monument sign; and connection to the campus fiber optic system.

Is the parking mentioned in the press release just for the facilities being newly located in
the building or is it for students as well?
It is anticipated that the expanded parking lot adjacent to Lincoln Hall would be used by CLCC
and LLCE students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

When would this work begin and end?
Construction is anticipated to begin in December 2012 for targeted completion by October 2013.

What is the cost of the renovation?
Total project cost is estimated at $4.9 million, funded from Program Revenue Funds.
         Frequently Asked Questions
Lincoln Hall Renovation and Parking Expansion
                                                               5/1/2012




              Draft Type II Environmental Impact Assessment 
              Draft Type II Environmental Impact Assessment
                          Lincoln Hall Renovation
                      University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
                             DSF Project #11G3Q




                 Meeting Agenda

• Welcome and Introductions
• Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (WEPA) Process
                        l l          (    )
• Project Description 
• Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) Findings
• Comments




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                         Introductions
Darren Fortney, AICP – Project Manager, SEH
Barbara Feeney, AICP ‐ Environmental Planner, SEH 
Colin Fleming – Environmental Planner, SEH
JoAnn Rife – Planning Director, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 
Susan Allison – Associate, Boer Architects




                      Meeting Process
• Please sign in on attendance sheet
• Meeting will be recorded
  Meeting will be recorded
• Please hold all comments until after the formal presentation
• Written comment sheets
• Public Notice – Oshkosh Northwestern and Advance‐Titan
• DEIA available at Polk Library, Oshkosh Public Library
• On‐line at www.sehinc.com/online/lincoln‐hall




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Project Location




Project Location




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                    WEPA Process
• Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (1971)
• Purpose is to evaluate environmental impacts
   • Physical 
   • Biological 
   • Archeological/historical 
   • Social
   • Economic




                    WEPA Process
• UW System and campus determine need for EIA
• Type II – Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
   1. Scoping Letter (March 9, 2012)
   2. Draft EIA (March – April, 2012)
   3. Draft EIA comment period (April 17 – May 1, 2012)
   4. Draft EIA public meeting (April 23, 2012)
   5 Fi l EIA (M /J       2012)
   5. Final EIA (May/June 2012)
   6. Final UW System determination/approval (June 2012)




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               Project Background
• Lincoln Hall purchased in 2010 by UW Board of Regents
• Building constructed in 1965
• Elevator added in 1994
• No renovation since original construction
• Upgrades needed to meet code/address maintenance issues
• Address asbestos/lead paint issues
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 Included in Campus Master Plan
• City of Oshkosh Conditional Use Permit (2010)




        General Project Description
• Complete interior renovation
• 20,100 assignable square foot (ASF) / 34,200 gross square foot 
(GSF)
• Upgrade mechanical, plumbing and electrical
• Parking lot expansion and reconstruction
• New playground area
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 Connect to existing campus fiber optic systems




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                         Building Users
Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement (LLCE) 
• Would consolidate functions currently located in several different 
  campus locations to the 2nd floor and basement level
• Offers a variety of programs tailored to nontraditional (adult)
  Offers a variety of programs tailored to nontraditional (adult) 
  students

Children’s Learning and Care Center (CLCC)
• Provides day care services for the children of students, staff, and  
community if slots are available
• Serves infants and children up to age 8
  Serves infants and children up to age 8
• Learning opportunities for students in early childhood education
• Would be located on 1st floor




                          Project Need
CLCC
• Currently operating at capacity in Swart Hall
• Waiting list for slots
• Enrollment increasing, demand for childcare increasing

LLCE
• Located in several locations around campus
• Enrollment increasing
• Adult student population increased 39% from 2000 to 2011

Parking Lot Expansion/Reconstruction
• UW Oshkosh Master Plan indicates need for more parking on campus
  UW Oshkosh Master Plan indicates need for more parking on campus
• Retrofit existing parking lots to address stormwater/erosion control issues
• Address safety/access issues and meet needs of future users




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      Other Alternatives Considered 
Alternative 1 – No Action: Would not provide needed space for CLCC and LLCE. 


Alternative 2  Renovate Existing CLCC and LLCE Sites: Would not provide 
Alternative 2 – Renovate Existing CLCC and LLCE Sites: Would not provide
enough space and could not locate programs all in one location. 


Alternative 3 ‐ New Building on a New Site: Identifying and negotiating the 
purchase of a feasible parcel could be timely and will not be cost effective. 
Constructing a new building as opposed to re using and renovating an existing 
Constructing a new building as opposed to re‐using and renovating an existing
building could be less cost effective and would be a less sustainable approach. 




                         Project Budget
  • Total project cost is estimated at $4.9 million
  • Paid by Program Revenue Funds which include:
      • Tuition
      • Program fees
  • CLCC revenue comes from three main sources:
      • Weekly fees per child ($242 faculty/staff, $200 students)
      • Oshkosh School District contract for “Ready 4 Learning” program
      • Student segregated fees (37 % of CLCC budget)
        Student segregated fees (37 % of CLCC budget)
  • LLCE revenue comes from tuition and some program related fees 
  (workshops, events, etc.) 




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                 Project Timeline
• Type II EIA Final Submittal ‐ June 2012
• BOR/SBC Approval ‐ August 2012
• Construction Bid Date ‐ November 2012
• Anticipated Construction Start ‐ December 2012
• Targeted Substantial Completion/Occupancy ‐ August 2013
• Final Completion ‐ October 2013




      Project Description: Interior
• New finishes, furniture, and fixtures
• Upgraded heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, 
  electrical, and fire sprinkler system
• Abatement of asbestos materials
• Accessibility upgrades
• Possible window and door replacement




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    Project Description: Interior
First Floor, CCLC ‐ 16,530 SF
• Primary entrance on the west side off Algoma Blvd.
• Staff entrance on the east side off Wisconsin St.

  • Administrative offices             • Classrooms 
  • Food preparation/storage area      • Recreation area
  • Reception area
        p                              • Restrooms
  • Dining area




    Project Description: Interior
Second Floor, LLCE ‐ 13,000 SF
• Primary entrance on north side off of parking lot
• Staff offices
• Workstations
• Restrooms
• Meeting/classroom space
• St
  Storage areas 
• Staff break room




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     Project Description: Exterior
Parking lot expansion/reconstruction
• Increase parking from 78 to 125 stalls 
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• New entrance only off of Algoma Blvd
• Exit only/right turn only off of Wisconsin Street
• Fence/hedge along perimeter




     Project Description: Exterior
Other site work 
• Construction of two bio‐swales
  Construction of two bio swales
• Installation of new playground area/equipment
• Connection to campus fiber optic 




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Exterior Conceptual Design




Basement Conceptual Plan




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1st Floor Conceptual Plan




2nd Floor Conceptual Plan




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                  Draft EIA Findings
Physical
• Minimal effects expected
• Primarily related to parking lot expansion
• 13,775 sq. ft. of turf converted to parking
• Increase impervious surface from 57% to 59%
• Healthier indoor environment from hazardous material abatement




                  Draft EIA Findings
Biological
• No effects related to critical habitat expected
• Two bio‐swales would be constructed for erosion control
• Mature trees on the site will be evaluated for health
• Tree removal is not anticipated but may be required




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                       Draft EIA Findings
Social
• Improved  and expanded childcare and teaching facility for 172 children
• CLCC currently follows University schedule; possible expansion of CLCC 
               y                  y         ;p           p
services to include breaks and summer  
• More opportunities for nontraditional students to access education
• Unified location for LLCE students, faculty and staff
• General building operating hours would be from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm




                       Draft EIA Findings
Economic
• $4.9 million cost funded from Program Revenue Funds 
• CLCC fees could be reduced to be more competitive
• Addi i   l CLCC f       ld b
  Additional CLCC fees could be collected for food service, opening to community if slots 
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available, and year‐round calendar
• More child care options and a child care center near their classes/place of work
• Former CLCC and LLCE spaces will most likely be used for offices, classrooms and other 
academic resources 
• Anticipated beneficial construction‐related economic impacts
     • Estimated overall impact of $9.4 million
     • Estimated to generate up to 83 jobs throughout economy 




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                 Draft EIA Findings
Air and Noise
• Short‐term increase of vehicle emissions and noise during 
construction




                 Draft EIA Findings
Energy 
• Renovation will require energy/used when building occupied
• Designed to reduce energy use, incorporate renewable energy 
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sources (updated lighting, HVAC)
• Goal of LEED Silver Certification
• Reuse of an existing building can be an energy‐saving
    • Existing exterior walls/façade
    • Elevator
    • Interior walls
    • Closets and storage spaces
    • Some mechanical




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                      Draft EIA Findings
Transportation 
• Conversion of turf area to parking lot
• Short‐term interference to pedestrian and bicycle traffic caused by 
construction vehicles during construction
• Wisconsin St. entrance/exit will be changed to right out/exit only
• New entrance off of Algoma Blvd.
• M b dditi       l t ffi i        i      d    k d
  May be additional traffic in evenings and weekends
• Net gain of 47 parking spaces




                      Draft EIA Findings
Archeological and Historic
• No archaeological and historic resources 
• Fourteen architectural/history resources are listed in the National 
Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and are part of the Irving Church 
Historic District. 
• May be affected by viewshed changes that result from the 
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proposed parking lot reconstruction and expansion. 
• State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) reviewing




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                  DEIA Availability
• Available for review for 15‐day comment period 
• April 17, 2012 thru May 1, 2012
• Polk Library‐UW Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh
• Oshkosh Public Library, 106 Washington Avenue, Oshkosh 
• On the Web: www.sehinc.com/online/lincoln‐hall




                       Comments
 Oral comments  
 • State name, group representing and comment
 • Speak clearly
 • Three minutes to state comment
   Three minutes to state comment

 Written comments
    Darren Fortney
    SEH
    6808 Odana Road, Suite  200
            ,
    Madison, WI 53719
    dfortney@sehinc.com

 Written and oral comments will be incorporated into Final EIA




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 Contact Information
         Darren Fortney 
              SEH
   6808 Odana Road, Suite 200
       Madison, WI 53719
     dfortney@sehinc.com
         608‐620‐6191

www.sehinc.com/online/lincoln‐hall
www sehinc com/online/lincoln hall




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    Appendix B
Project Location Map
Project Location:
  Lincoln Hall
                    Appendix C
WDNR – Endangered Resources Review
WDNR Endangered Species Review and Correspondence

From: Fischer, Bobbi J - DNR
To:   Barbara Feeney

07/02/2012 09:42 AM

Subject: DSF #11G3Q: Peregrine Falcon on UW Oshkosh campus?


Yes...and I actually went and visually confirmed the day after we spoke two weeks ago.

With this information, I am confident saying that there are no endangered resource conflicts with
this project. Please be sure you have the asbestos abetment handled properly and necessary
permits obtained. Additionally, you may need a Storm Water Permit from WDNR Tony Fischer
(920) 787-3017. You will want to coordinate with the City of Oshkosh as well regarding
stormwater--they are a regulated community and they have a separate stormwater permitting
process. Please be sure all demolition waste is handled appropriately and that materials that
can be recycled are.

From:          JoAnn Rife <rife@uwosh.edu>
To:            Barbara Feeney <bfeeney@sehinc.com>,
Cc:            Terri Reda <treda@uwsa.edu>, "Sokal, Joe - DOA"
                 <joe.sokal@wisconsin.gov>, Colin Fleming <cfleming@sehinc.com>,
                Darren Fortney <dfortney@sehinc.com>
Date:          06/18/2012 03:03 PM
Subject:       RE: DSF #11G3Q: Peregrine Falcon on UW Oshkosh campus?

Actually, we installed the nesting box with a camera on the roof of Gruenhagen Conference
Center. You can see them from the following link.
Since we see them every day, I wasn't thinking of them as endangered.
http://www.uwosh.edu/today/11196/peregrine-falcons-make-uw-oshkosh-their-home/

JoAnn Rife
Planning Director, IIDA, WRID
Phone: 920-424-2438

-----Original Message-----
From: Barbara Feeney [mailto:bfeeney@sehinc.com]
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2012 2:36 PM
To: rife@uwosh.edu
Cc: Terri Reda; Sokal, Joe - DOA; Colin Fleming; Darren Fortney
Subject: DSF #11G3Q: Peregrine Falcon on UW Oshkosh campus?
Hi JoAnn-

I just talked to Bobbi Fisher from WDNR. Her search of the endangered resource database
shows that there is a nesting box for a Peregrine Falcon in the vicinity of Lincoln Hall. She is
making some contacts to find out if there is someone at DNR who knows which building has the
nesting box . She thought it was worth asking you also, in case someone in your office has dealt
with this.

Barbara A. Feeney, AICP
SEH | 6808 Odana Road, Suite 200 | Madison, WI 53719-1137 608.620.6190 direct |
608.620.6199 main | 888.908.8166 fax www.sehinc.com SEH--Building a Better World for All
of Us(tm)
   Appendix D
SHPO – Form 4440
                                                                                             For SHPO Use Only. Case #

             REQUEST FOR SHPO COMMENT AND CONSULTATION ON A STATE UNDERTAKING
                                    (Wis. State Process 4440 Form)

Submit one copy with each undertaking for which our comment is requested. Please print or type. Return to:
Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation, Office of Preservation Planning, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706
Please Check All Boxes and Include All of the Following Information, as Applicable.

I.      GENERAL INFORMATION

        This is a new submittal.
        This is supplemental information relating to Case #:        , and title:
        This project is being undertaken pursuant to the terms and conditions of a programmatic or other interagency
        agreement. The title of the agreement is
a.      State Agency Jurisdiction (Agency providing funds, assistance, license, permit: UW Oshkosh
b.      State Agency Contact Person: _Maura Donnelly_____ Phone: _608-263-5742_____
c.      Project Contact Person: Kira E Kaufmann Phone: (414) 446-4121
d.      Return Address: 8669 N. Deerwood Dr., Milwaukee, WI Zip Code: 53209
e.      Email Address: kkaufmann@ccrginc.com
f.      Project Name: Lincoln Hall Renovation
g.      Project Street Address: 608 Algoma Boulevard
h.      County: Winnebago City: Oshkosh Zip Code: 54901
i.      Project Location: Township 18N, Range16, E/W (circle one), Section 23, Quarter Sections NE/NE
j.      Project Narrative Description—Attach Information as Necessary. (see attached letter report)
k.      Area of Potential Effect (APE). Attach Copy of U.S.G.S. 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle showing APE.

II.     IDENTIFICATION OF HISTORIC PROPERTIES

        Historic Properties are located within the project APE. Attach supporting materials.

        Historic Properties are not located within the project APE. Attach supporting materials.

III.    FINDINGS

        No historic properties will be affected (1.e., none is present or there are historic properties present but the project will have no
        effect on them). Attach supporting documentation.
        The proposed undertaking will have an affect on one or more historic properties located within the project APE. Attach
        necessary documentation as described.


Authorized Signature:                                  Date: April 23, 2012

Type or print name: Maura Donnelly

IV.     STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE COMMENTS

        Agree with the finding in section III above.
        The proposed undertaking will result in an adverse effect to one or more historic properties.
        WHS requires negotiation with the state agency to resolve the adverse effect.
        Object to the finding for reasons indicated in attached letter.
        Cannot review until information is sent as follows:

Authorized Signature:                                                                                  Date:
                                                                                                                HP-05-07 (8/15/03)
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Project Description


The ultimate objective of this project is to renovate Lincoln Hall (Former Lincoln Elementary School) to
provide a new facility to house two existing University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (UWO) user groups – the
Children’s Learning and Care Center (CLCC) and the Division of Lifelong Learning and Community
Engagement (LLCE). The CLCC provides daycare services for the children of UWO students, staff and faculty.
The LLCE provides programs and support services for nontraditional UWO students and adult learners. In order
for Lincoln Hall to meet the needs of its future occupants, it is expected that a major renovation of both the
building and grounds will be required. The anticipated scope of work includes a complete interior remodeling,
including abatement of hazardous materials, demolition and reconfiguration of interior partitions as required for
the future occupants, new interior finishes, furniture and fixtures, accessibility upgrades, exterior door and
window replacement, building envelope repair, new or upgraded HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems, and
installation of a new fire sprinkler system.

The Lincoln Hall site will also need to be redesigned to incorporate green space, exterior play areas for the
CLCC, and a parking lot for commuters, staff and faculty. It is also the intent of the campus to relocate an
existing UWO sign to the south corner of the property. Utility work is expected to include connection to the
campus electrical and fiber optic system. In addition, as part of this pre-design study, the A/E team has been
tasked with studying the feasibility of connecting Lincoln Hall to the campus central steam and chilled water
utilities, in accordance with the 2010 campus Utility Master Plan prepared by Ring & DuChateau engineers.


Historic Findings

CCRG conducted a search on the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) database in April 2, 2012. The Area of
Potential Effects (APE) for direct effects is defined as the footprint of proposed reconstruction activities and the
APE for indirect effects is defined as the viewshed. Based on the search of the WHS three database inventories;
Archaeological Sites Inventory (ASI), Architectural History Inventory (AHI), and the Bibliography of
Archaeological Reports (BAR), no previous archaeological surveys have been conducted within the APE. A
previous architectural survey was conducted and the area surrounding the Area of Potential Effects belongs to a
historic district and 17 previously inventoried architectural/history resources were identified. Fourteen of the
previously inventoried architectural/history resources are listed in the National Register of Historic Places
(NRHP) and are part of the Irving Church Historic District (Table 1; Figures 1 and 2).

Because the proposed project includes modifications such as redesigning to incorporate green space, exterior
play areas for the CLCC, a parking lot for commuters, staff and faculty, and to relocate an existing UWO sign to
the south corner of the property, there is the potential for the project to affect historic projects within the visual
Area of Potential Effects.
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Table 1. Previously Identified Architectural/Historic Properties

AHI #          Name                              Description             National Register Eligiblity
AHI #66135     Bust of Lincoln                   statue/sculpture        unkNot Eligiblewn
AHI #28165     James E. Kennedy House            House                   Eligible - Irving Church Historic District
AHI #28166     Martin and Jeanette Mondl House   House                   Eligible - Irving Church Historic District
AHI #28167     Lynda and Mike Lyster House       House                   Eligible - Irving Church Historic District
AHI #28168     Charles Curtis House              House                   Eligible - Irving Church Historic District
AHI #28138     John and Mary Woehler House       House                   Eligible - Irving Church Historic District
AHI #28132     n/a                               House                   Eligible - Irving Church Historic District
AHI #28131     William Englebright House         House                   Eligible - Irving Church Historic District
AHI #28128     Jesse Y. Hull House               House                   Eligible - Irving Church Historic District
AHI #28125     Frank W. Follett House            House                   Eligible - Irving Church Historic District
AHI #28110     n/a                               House                   Eligible - Irving Church Historic District
AHI #28426     Alice Tuttle House                House                   Eligible - Irving Church Historic District
AHI #28425     n/a                               House                   Eligible - Irving Church Historic District
AHI #28424     Frank J. Barber House             House                   Eligible - Irving Church Historic District
AHI #28423     Grandview Apartments              Apartment/Condominium   Eligible - Irving Church Historic District
AHI #135544    n/a                               House                   Not Eligible
AHI #135543    n/a                               House                   Not Eligible
                           Appendix E
Project Scoping Letter and Distribution List
March 9, 2012


Re:     Lincoln Hall Renovation
        University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
        DSF Project #11G3Q


Dear Potentially Interested Party:

The State of Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of State Facilities, has retained Short
Elliott Hendrickson (SEH) on behalf of the University of Wisconsin System to prepare an Environmental
Impact Assessment (EIA) of the proposed University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UW Oshkosh) Lincoln Hall
Renovation. The EIA will be prepared in accordance with the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act
(WEPA), Wisconsin Statutes 1.11, and University of Wisconsin System Administration (UWSA)
guidelines. An initial component of this EIA is the scoping process to identify at an early stage any
potential impact of the project on the physical, biological, social, and economic environments. Because
you, your agency, or group may have an interest in the project, or are representing neighbors near the
project vicinity, we are inviting you to participate in the scoping process.

The project will include the complete renovation of the existing 34,235 square foot, two story building
located at 608 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI (see enclosed project location map). In 2010, UW Board
of Regents acquired Lincoln Elementary School from the Oshkosh School District and renamed it Lincoln
Hall. Lincoln Hall has not been remodeled or renovated since it was originally constructed 47 years ago,
except for the addition of an elevator in 1994. The building requires a major overhaul to the meet the
needs of the future occupants and to address building code and maintenance issues. The project is
anticipated to begin construction in July 2012 and be substantially completed by May 2013. Total project
costs are expected to be $4.5 million paid for from Program Revenue Funds.

The renovated Lincoln Hall will house two UW Oshkosh programs: the Division of Lifelong Learning
and Community Engagement (LLCE) and the Children’s Learning and Care Center (CLCC). The CLCC,
which provides day care services for the children of students, staff and faculty as well as learning
opportunities for students in early childhood education, will be located on the first floor of the building.
The renovations will allow the LLCE, which offers programs tailored to nontraditional students, to
consolidate functions currently located in several different campus locations to the second floor of
Lincoln Hall.

Known project components and identification of potential impacts to be studied in the EIA will be
collected at this early phase of design development. All identified stakeholders will be afforded a
reasonable opportunity to identify in writing any support, issues, or concerns they believe should be
addressed during the EIA process for this proposed project.

Impacts that are identified during this process will be incorporated into an EIA report which will be made
available to the public for a minimum 15-day comment period and will be circulated to appropriate
federal, state, and local agencies. This spring, you will be notified of a public meeting to be held on the
Draft EIA. Comments and inquiries raised on the Draft EIA are used to develop the Final EIA. Following
the public meeting and finalization of the EIA document, a recommendation on the findings of the EIA

                      Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc., 6808 Odana Road, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53719-1137
         SEH is an equal opportunity employer | www.sehinc.com | 608.620.6199 | 800.732.4362 | 888.908.8166 fax
Lincoln Hall Renovation – DSF Project #11G3Q
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will be developed for release by the UW System as either the project does not significantly affect the
quality of the human environment or it is a Major and Significant Action and requires the preparation of
an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The recommendation is anticipated in July 2012.

If you are interested in this project or have any information relevant to it, we welcome your comments,
suggestions, or other input by March 28, 2012 to be considered in the Draft EIA. Comments received
after that date will be considered in preparation of the Final EIA.

Send your comments to:

                 Darren Fortney, AICP
                 SEH
                 6808 Odana Road, Suite 200
                 Madison, WI 53719
                 dfortney@sehinc.com

If no comments are received from you or your agency, we will assume that there are no project issues that
negatively impact you. You will have additional opportunities to provide comments during the upcoming
public comment period and public meeting. If you wish to be removed from the distribution list and do
not wish receive future correspondence on the EIA process, or if you have any questions regarding this
process, please contact me at (608) 620-6191 or dfortney@sehinc.com.

Sincerely,




Darren Fortney, AICP
Environmental Project Manager


Enclosure: Project Location Map
Project Location:
  Lincoln Hall
TERRI REDA                      MAURA DONNELLY                 STEVE ARNDT
UW SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION-       UW SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION       UW OSHKOSH
ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS OFFICER   780 REGENT STREET, SUITE 210   650 WITZEL AVENUE
780 REGENT STREET, SUITE 210    MADISON WI 53715               OSHKOSH WI 54902
STROUD WI 53715

JEFF WURM                       JOANN RIFE                     ALEX HUMMEL
UW OSHKOSH                      UW OSHKOSH                     UW OSHKOSH, MEDIA RELATIONS
650 WITZEL AVENUE               650 WITZEL AVENUE              800 ALGOMA BLVD.
OSHKOSH WI 54902                OSHKOSH WI 54902               OSHKOSH WI 54901



THOMAS G. SONNLEITNER           PETER FASBENDER                NICK DOMER
UW OSHKOSH, VC ADMINISTRATIVE   U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE           US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINERS
SERVICES                        2661 SCOTT TOWER DRIVE         211 NORTH BROADWAY
800 ALGOMA BLVD.                NEW FRANKEN WI 54229           OLD FORT SQUARE, SUITE 211
OSHKOSH WI 54901                                               GREEN BAY WI 54303

JOE SOKAL                       SHERMAN BANKER                 SHELLY ALLNESS
DEPT. OF ADMINISTRATION,        STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION    WI DEPT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
DIVISION OF STATE FACILITIES    OFFICER                        625 EAST COUNTY ROAD Y
101 E. WILSON STREET            816 STATE STREET, ROOM 306     SUITE 700
PO BOX 7866                     MADISON WI 53706               OSHKOSH WI 54901
MADISON WI 53702
MARISSA REYNOLDS                JEFF HALL                      CHRIS STRONG
SUPERVISORY DISTRICT #16        SUPERVISORY DISTRICT #17       CITY OF OSHKOSH,
625 ALGOMA BOULEVARD            112 E. IRVING AVENUE           TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR
OSHKOSH WI 54901                OSHKOSH WI 54901               215 CHURCH AVENUE
                                                               OSHKOSH WI 54903

MARK ROHLOFF                    ALLEN DAVIS                    DAVID PATEK
CITY OF OSHKOSH, CITY MANAGER   CITY OF OSHKOSH, COMM.         CITY OF OSHKOSH
215 CHURCH AVENUE               DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR           PUBLIC WORKS/ENGINEER
OSHKOSH WI 54903                215 CHURCH AVENUE              215 CHURCH AVENUE
                                OSHKOSH WI 54903               OSHKOSH WI 54903

DARRYN BURICH                   PAMELA UBRIG                   INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
CITY OF OSHKOSH                 CITY OF OSHKOSH                ASSOCIATION
PLANNING DIRECTOR               CITY CLERK                     STUDENT LEADERSHIP AND
215 CHURCH AVENUE               215 CHURCH AVENUE              INVOLVEMENT CENTER
OSHKOSH WI 54903                OSHKOSH WI 54903               748 ALGOMA BLVD., ROOM 105
                                                               OSHKOSH WI 54901
PANHELLENIC COUNCIL             REEVE UNION BOARD              STUDENT ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION
STUDENT LEADERSHIP AND          STUDENT LEADERSHIP AND         COALITION
INVOLVEMENT CENTER              INVOLVEMENT CENTER             STUDENT LEADERSHIP AND
748 ALGOMA BLVD., ROOM 105      748 ALGOMA BLVD., ROOM 105     INVOLVEMENT CENTER
OSHKOSH WI 54901                OSHKOSH WI 54901               748 ALGOMA BLVD., ROOM 105
                                                               OSHKOSH WI 54901
RESIDENCE LIFE                  GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER          JESSICA KING
UNITED STUDENTS IN RESIDENCE    STATE OF WISCONSIN             STATE OF WISCONSIN SENATE
HALLS: SCOTT HALL               115 EAST, CAPITOL              DISTRICT 18
625 ALGOMA BLVD.                MADISON WI 53702               22 SOUTH, CAPITOL
OSHKOSH WI 54901                                               MADISON WI 53707

GORDON HINTZ                    SUSAN ALLISON                  DARREN FORTNEY
STATE OF WISCONSIN ASSEMBLY     BOER ARCHITECTS                SHORT ELLIOTT HENDRICKSON INC
DISTRICT 54                     1123 NORTH WATER STREET        6808 ODANA ROAD
322 WEST, CAPITOL               MILWAUKEE WI 53202             MADISON WI 53719
MADISON WI 53708
EDITH LEOSO, THPO                MIKE ALLOWAY                      WILLIAM QUACKENBUSH, THPO
BAD RIVER BAND OF LAKE           FOREST COUNTY POTAWATOMI          HO-CHUNK NATION
SUPERIOR CHIPPEWA INDIANS OF     COMMUNITY OF WISCONSIN            P.O. BOX 667
WISCONSIN                        P.O. BOX 340                      BLACK RIVER FALLS WI 54615
P.O. BOX 39                      CRANDON WI 54520
ODANAH WI 54861
JERRY SMITH, THPO                MELINDA YOUNG, THPO               DAVE GRIGNON, THPO
LAC COURTE OREILLES BAND OF      LAC DU FLAMBEAU BAND OF LAKE      MENOMINEE INDIAN TRIBE OF
LAKE SUPERIOR CHIPPEWA INDIANS   SUPERIOR CHIPPEWA INDIANS OF      WISCONSIN
OF WISCONSIN                     WISCONSIN                         P.O. BOX 910
13394 W. TREPANIA ROAD           P.O. BOX 67                       KESHENA WI 54135
                                 LAC DU FLAMBEAU WI 54538
CORINA BURKE, THPO               LARRY BALBER, THPO                MS WANDA MCFAGGEN
ONEIDA TRIBE OF INDIANS OF       RED CLIFF BAND OF LAKE SUPERIOR   ST. CROIX BAND CHIPPEWA INDIANS
WISCONSIN                        CHIPPEWA INDIEANS OF WISCONSIN    OF WISCONSIN
P.O. BOX 635                     88385 PIKE RD, HIGHWAY 13         24663 ANGELINE AVENUE
ONEIDA WI 54155                  BAYFIELD WI 54814                 WEBSTER WI 54893

CULTURAL RESOURCE DIRECTOR       SANDRA MASSEY                     JANE NIOCE
SOKAOGON CHIPPEWA COMMUNITY      SAC AND FOX NATION OF             SAC AND FOX NATION OF MISSOURI
MOLE LAKE BAND                   OKLAHOMA                          IN KANSAS AND NEBRASKA
3051 SAND LAKE ROAD              RR 2, BOX 246                     305 N. MAIN
CRANDON WI 54520                 STROUD OK 74079                   RESERVE KS 66434

JONATHAN BUFFALO                 CULTURAL PRESERVATION OFFICE      JOSEPH HALE JR.
SAC AND FOX NATION OF THE        IOWA TRIBE OF OKLAHOMA            PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION
MISSISSIPPI IN IOWA              RR 1, BOX 721                     16281 Q ROAD
349 MESKWAKI ROAD                PERKINS OH 74059                  MAYETTA KS 66509
TAMA IA 52339

GIIWEGIIZHIGOOKWAY MARTIN        619 WISCONSIN AVENUE LLC          A R PROPERTIES
LAC VIEUX DESERT BAND OF LAKE    601 OREGON STREET                 1720 RIVER MILL ROAD
SUPERIOR CHIPPEWA INDIANS        OSHKOSH WI 54902                  OSHKOSH WI 54901
P.O. BOX 249
WATERSMEET MI 49969

ALL AMERICAN INVESTMENTS LLC     CAMPUS MINISTRY HOUSE INC         CHOICE PROPERTIES OSHKOSH
PO BOX 1152                      620 ELMWOOD AVENUE                813 EVANS STREET
OSHKOSH WI 54903                 OSHKOSH WI 54901                  OSHKOSH WI 54902




DISCOVERY PROPERTIES             INT CHURCH FOURSQUARE GOSPEL      MICHAEL LYSTER
230 OHIO STREET                  454 CHURCH AVENUE                 612 ELMWOOD AVENUE
STE 200                          OSHKOSH WI 54901                  OSHKOSH WI 54901
OSHKOSH WI 54902



MEHDI/DIANE MOHAMMADIAN          BERNARD PITZ                      JOHN J/VICKI PORIOR
1143 CHERRY STREET               459 CHURCH AVENUE                 3047 WYLDEFLOWER COURT
OSHKOSH WI 54901                 OSHKOSH WI 54901                  OSHKOSH WI 54904




RAYMOND SCHMELTER                SHOREWOOD RENTAL                  MARK STADLER
645 AMHERST AVENUE               2621 SHOREWOOD DRIVE              1855 CLIFFVIEW COURT
OSHKOSH WI 54901                 OSHKOSH WI 54901                  OSHKOSH WI 54901
STAR PROPERTIES OF OSHKOSH   MICHAEL SUNDQUIST    CHRISTOPHER TIMM
LLC                          5126 FLAMBEAU ROAD   608 ELMWOOD AVENUE
3623 HICKORY RIDGE ROAD      MADISON WI 53705     OSHKOSH WI 54901
OSHKOSH WI 54904
                   Appendix F
Asbestos Inspection Correspondence
Jeffery Wurm
From:                        JoAnn Rife [rife@uwosh.edu]
Sent:                        Friday, October 28, 2011 11:00 AM
To:                          Wurm, Jeff
Subject:                     FW: 11G3Q- UW Oshkosh Lincoln Hall Haz Abatement Info/Summary
Attachments:                 UW O Lincoln Hall Abatement Scope.pdf


FYI re: Lincoln Hall
JoAnn

From: Day, Daniel K - DOA [mailto:daniel.day@wisconsin.gov]
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2011 9:45 AM
To: Sokal, Joe - DOA
Cc: hermes@uwosh.edu; 'milesc@uwosh.edu'; 'Rife@uwosh.edu'; utherj@uwosh.edu
Subject: 11G3Q- UW Oshkosh Lincoln Hall Haz Abatement Info/Summary

Joe

The asbestos/lead paint (WALMS) inspection of Lincoln Hall (former Lincoln Elementary) at UW Oshkosh is complete.

The following are the primary materials identified to be asbestos containing:

9” floor tile and mastic (approximately 8000 SF)
1’ x 1’ grey spline ceiling tile (approximately 9000 SF)
2’ x 4’ white pinhole/flower pattern suspended ceiling tile (approximately 8800 SF)
Hard packed pipe fittings/elbows
Magnesia pipe insulation (boiler room only)

Attached is a floor plan sketch showing the location of the asbestos containing material.

The gym has a wood parkey floor that is “assumed” to have an asbestos adhesive. I collected a sample of the floor
mastic Tuesday and will have result late next week.

Considering the building is scheduled to become a child care center, a comprehensive lead based paint survey was
conducted. The only lead based paint identified is the grey paint on the exterior soffit/fascia.

The building was also tested for radon (a requirement of a national accreditation program for child care facilities). All
samples were below the EPA action level of 4 picocuries/liter.


My estimate to completely abate the building is $120,000.

If only the ceiling tile and floor tile & mastic are removed, the cost would be about $60,000.

The current Statewide, bid T&M abatement contract can be utilized for up to $150,000, so the abatement could
proceed via one of the Statewide contractors.

Please provide a preliminary review set when the project reaches that point.



Dan Day
Hazardous Materials Abatement Manager
Division of State Facilities
WI Dept. of Administration
101 East Wilson Street, 7th Floor
Madison, WI 53707-7866
Office: 608 266 1297
Cell: 608 575 6437
FAX: 608 267 2710


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                                  AECOM                                     920.468.1978    tel
                                  1035 Kepler Drive                         920.468.3312    fax
                                  Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311




September 29, 2010



Mr. Thomas Sonnleitner
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
2944 Pine Ridge Road
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54904


Subject: Results of Suspect Asbestos-Containing Materials for Former Lincoln Elementary
         School, 608 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin
         AECOM Project No. 60156333

Dear Mr. Sonnleitner,

AECOM Technical Services, Inc. (AECOM) is pleased to provide the University of Oshkosh (Client)
with suspect asbestos sampling and laboratory testing results for the former Lincoln Elementary
School structure located at 608 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The structure was
surveyed for the presence of materials suspected of containing asbestos. The structure is situated
on a concrete block foundation and a concrete slab-on-grade foundation and is constructed of
masonry block. AECOM was retained by the Client to assess the potential for asbestos containing
material (ACM) within the existing buildings as it relates to future renovation or demolition activities.

A Wisconsin-Certified Asbestos Inspector (No. AII-3420) was on site on May 25 and 26, 2010,
June 9 and 10, 2010, and July 29, 2010, to collect samples of suspect ACM. AECOM collected
bulk samples of materials that typically are assumed to contain asbestos and submitted the
samples for laboratory testing to assess the presence of ACM.

Bulk samples of building materials were collected in accordance with Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) Standard 1926.1101(k)(5)(ii)(b), Communication of Hazards. The
bulk samples were submitted to Environmental Hazards Services, LLC, (EHS) of Richmond,
Virginia, a National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program laboratory, for bulk asbestos
sample analysis. Analysis was conducted using the EPA-recommended "Polarized Light
Microscopy with Dispersion Staining Method" (PLM). Point counting of bulk samples is required by
the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Bureau of Air Management to confirm the
PLM analytical results for materials which are reported to contain less than 10 percent asbestos
unless the material is assumed to be asbestos and handled as such.

ACM

According to Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter NR 447.02 (NR 447.02), any material
containing greater than 1% asbestos is a potentially regulated ACM.



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AECOM                                                                                                     2




The following asbestos containing materials were identified as a result of this survey:

    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 2A–2C, 9” x 9” off-white with brown streaks floor tile and mastic
        contained 5% (tile) and 6% (mastic) chrysotile asbestos.
    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 5A–5C, 6” – 12” elbows and fittings, contained 5% amosite
        asbestos.
    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 6A–6C, 1’ x 1’ gray linear pattern ceiling tile, contained 6% amosite
        asbestos.
    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 9A–9C, 1” – 3” gray fibrous insulation cement (mud) elbows,
        contained 9% chrysotile asbestos.
    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 10A–10C, 3” – 6” gray mud elbows contained 25% chrysotile
        asbestos.
    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 11A–11C, 9” x 9” gray floor tile and mastic, contained 2% (tile) and
        8% (mastic) chrysotile asbestos.
    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 12A–12C, black baseboard and mastic, contained 3% (mastic only)
        chrysotile asbestos.
    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 14, 3” – 6” mud elbows, contained 12% chrysotile asbestos.
    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 15A–15C, 2’ x 4’ white pinhole ceiling tile with flower pattern,
        contained 5% amosite asbestos.
    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 16A–16C, 12” x 12” olive floor tile and mastic, contained 2% (tile)
        and 3% (mastic) chrysotile asbestos.
    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 17A–17C, 9” x 9” off-white floor tile and mastic, contained 5% (tile)
        and 6% (mastic) chrysotile asbestos.
    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 21A–21C, 12” – 24” mag pipe insulation, contained 5% chrysotile
        asbestos and 15% amosite asbestos.
    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 22A–22C, window glazing, contained 2% chrysotile asbestos.

A Representative Sample Collection Location Table, Material Identification Tables, copies of
laboratory analytical reports (Bulk Asbestos Sample Analysis Summary), Chain of Custody forms,
an Inspector Certification Card, and a Glossary of Terms are attached.

Regulated ACM

Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter NR 447.02 defines a regulated asbestos-containing
material (RACM) as any ACM that is "friable; Category I non-friable in poor condition; Category I
non-friable that will be or has been subject to sanding, cutting, grinding, or abrading; or Category II
non-friable that has a high probability of becoming, or has become, friable due to demolition or
renovation activities." To comply with EPA and NR 447, RACM must be removed prior to
demolition or renovation activities.

The following RACM was identified as a result of this survey:

    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 5A–5C, 6” – 12” elbows and fittings, contained 5% amosite
        asbestos.


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    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 6A–6C, 1’ x 1’ gray linear pattern ceiling tile, contained 6% amosite
        asbestos.
    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 9A–9C, 1” – 3” gray mud elbows, contained 9% chrysotile asbestos.
    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 10A–10C, 3” – 6” gray mud elbows contained 25% chrysotile
        asbestos.
    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 14, 3” – 6” mud elbows, contained 12% chrysotile asbestos.
    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 15A–15C, 2’ x 4’ white pinhole ceiling tile with flower pattern,
        contained 5% amosite asbestos.
    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 21A– 21C, 12” – 24” mag pipe insulation, contained 5% chrysotile
        asbestos and 15% amosite asbestos.
    •   Bulk Sample(s) 6333 - 22A–22C, window glazing, contained 2% chrysotile asbestos.

Presumed ACM

In addition to identifying ACM within a structure to comply with WDNR and Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, OSHA requires that building owners identify presumed
asbestos-containing material (PACM). OSHA Standard 1926.1101 defines PACM as thermal
system insulation (TSI), sprayed or troweled-on materials, asphalt, and vinyl flooring materials
found in structures constructed no later than 1980. According to OSHA Standard 1926.1101(k)(1),
"Employers and building owners shall identify TSI and sprayed or troweled-on surfacing materials in
buildings as asbestos-containing, unless they determine, in compliance with Paragraph (k)(5) of
1926.1101, that the material is not asbestos-containing." The Standard also considers asphalt and
vinyl flooring material installed no later than 1980, as PACM unless analytical results from bulk
samples collected and analyzed in compliance with Paragraph (k)(5) of 1926.1101 indicate that they
are not asbestos-containing.

All bulk samples collected for this survey meet the OSHA definition of PACM. This survey is
intended to comply only with WDNR and EPA regulations. Accordingly, the information provided on
OSHA is supplemental to this report.

Recommendations

Methodology employed while conducting this survey complies with state and federal regulations
concerning identification, sample collection, analytical processes, and reporting. Therefore, we
recommend the building owner communicate this information to outside contractors performing any
construction activities that would disturb the ACM.

When conducting demolition or renovation and complying with WDNR and EPA regulations,
RACM should be removed and properly disposed of by an asbestos abatement contractor
prior to any demolition or renovation. RACM was not identified as a result of this survey,
however, if RACM is discovered during demolition activities, the materials must be handled
accordingly.

The thermal system insulation identified in this survey is primarily located in pipe chases
associated with bathrooms, utility tunnels beneath the school, and the boiler room. If
demolition or renovation of these areas is to occur, an abatement contractor will need to



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access these areas and remove all materials (elbows and mag insulation) that will be
disturbed.

General Qualifications

The scope of this asbestos survey is limited to the location of the sampling described herein.
Conclusions in this report are based on conditions observed in the accessible areas of the structure.
Test results submitted with this report represent specific area(s) as identified by the sample
numbers. Variations may be present within the structure, which were not observed during this
building survey. This report has been prepared with generally accepted environmental practices
and procedures. No other warranty, either expressed or implied, is made.

Additional PACM encountered which will be disturbed during demolition or renovation activities,
differs from materials sampled during this survey, was hidden from view, or located in areas not
accessible, will require further sampling and analysis. Quanities reported are estimateds and
should not be used as bid or payment quanitities. Asbestos abatment specqailists should be
responsible for estimating abatement quantities.

AECOM appreciates the opportunity to provide you with environmental services. If you have any
questions regarding the results of these analyses or the project in general, please contact Mr.
Jeffery Carlson at (920) 406-3212.

Yours sincerely,

AECOM Technical Services, Inc.




Jeffrey S. Carlson                                         Paul P. Killian, P.E.
Project Scientist                                          Principal


CC:     Mr. Steve Arndt
        Director of Facilities Management
        University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
        650 Witzel Avenue
        Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54902

Attachments:
       Representative Sample Collection Location Table
       Material Identification Tables
       Bulk Asbestos Sample Analysis Summary
       Chain of Custody Forms
       Inspector Certification Card
       Glossary of Terms




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                   Appendix G
Hazardous Materials Search Results
   Appendix H
Public Input Record
                                             PUBLIC INPUT- LOG

LINCOLN HALL RENOVATION
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH
DSF PROJECT #11G3Q



DATE: 3/13/2012

TIME: 10:05 am

INPUT RECEIVED BY (Staff Person): Darren Fortney (SEH) – Phone Call

STAKEHOLDER NAME: Mr. Mike Lyster

STAKEHOLDER PHONE NUMBER/EMAIL/ADDRESS: 612 Elmwood Avenue, Oshkosh, WI




NOTES:

Mr. Lyster called after he received the scoping letter. He is a neighbor who lives in an owner-occupied house on
Elmwood Avenue near the Lincoln Hall property. He was concerned about the potential for increased traffic,
noise, lighting, etc. in the neighborhood as a result of the project. He was also concerned about the possibility of
losing green space behind Lincoln Hall that would be converted to parking. He would like to see some sort of
natural buffer or barrier between the parking lot/possible access road and the houses behind Lincoln Hall
(northwest quadrant).
                                              PUBLIC INPUT- LOG

LINCOLN HALL RENOVATION
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH
DSF PROJECT #11G3Q



DATE: 3/27/2012

TIME: 9:00 am

INPUT RECEIVED BY (Staff Person): Colin Fleming & Barb Feeney (SEH) – Phone Call

STAKEHOLDER NAME: Mr. Bernard Pitz

STAKEHOLDER PHONE NUMBER/EMAIL/ADDRESS: 617 West Irving, Oshkosh, WI


Mr. Pitz called after he received the scoping letter. He is a neighbor who lives in an owner-occupied house on
West Irving Street near the Lincoln Hall property. He also owns several properties on Wisconsin Street across
from Lincoln Hall. His family has owned many of those properties for over 100 years. He had several concerns
regarding the proposed project.

Zoning
Mr. Pitz questioned if the proposed programs to be housed in Lincoln Hall would comply with municipal
code/zoning. He said the municipal code prevents the site to be used for university purposes and this would
prevent the LLCE from operating at the building. He believes the City of Oshkosh has handed out too many
variances to the UW Oshkosh for different properties throughout campus. He does not think anymore variances
should be granted for the Lincoln Hall property.

Parking Lot/Traffic
Mr. Pitz was concerned about the potential for increased traffic, noise, lighting, etc. in the neighborhood as a
result of the project and in particular the effect on his tenants who live across from the site. He believes traffic
should use routes coming from the campus instead of using Wisconsin Avenue to enter and exit.

Building Hours of Operation
Mr. Pitz requested follow up information about the specific hours of operation for the building after the
renovation is completed.

Property Value
Mr. Pitz believes UW Oshkosh buildings have caused the value of his properties and others nearby to
depreciate. He is concerned that the proposed Lincoln Hall renovation would adversely affect his property
value.

				
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