Construction Planning and Progress Meeting
206 Old Horticulture Building
September 8, 2011
Construction Junctions are the Physical Plant’s monthly public meeting designed to update/inform the public of various projects currently in design, nearing construction and under construction. Agenda items included:
Q: In six years, will there be no more university apartments?
A: There is a much reduced demand for university apartments, so they will be moving away from that.
Q: Could you put in more residence halls?
A: I’m sure there will be more discussion on that in the future.
Q: Do you mean to remove surface parking or just ramps?
A: The issue is not to get rid of it, just to replace it and put it somewhere else. We know we need to have parking in the center academic district, but we want to move parking to the perimeter. We are looking at shuttles to bring people into the campus.
Q: Do you have a time frame?
A: Within the next five years. Shaw Hall renovations will be within the next two years.
Q: In the 2020 plan, central parking was going to become green space. Where is that going to be?
A: The idea was to close both Shaw Lanes and allow that area to be for bus service, bicycles and pedestrians. Closing both Shaw Lanes seems very problematic. We are considering leaving the south lane open and making it a two-way road instead of a one-way. My concern is that Farm Lane will see more traffic over time. We want to find a way to curb students driving to class.
Q: Will you be using tar in roofing?
Q: Is it going to be a maintenance and repair building or departmental?
A: Maintenance and repair
Q: Is the auditorium a replacement for the old auditorium?
Q: Are other Brody Neighborhood buildings going to have the same design?
A: No. The windows will be the same, but they will have different architectural themes and different color schemes.
March 4, 2013— Infrastructure Planning and Facilities is the new unit under the governance of Ron Flinn, recently appointed Vice President for Strategic Infrastructure Planning and Facilities. In upcoming months, this website will change to reflect the name and structure of the new unit. For more information on the reorganization, visit ipf.msu.edu/neworganization.