The Housing Plan Revisited Update on Comprehensive Housing Master Plan and the next phases Board of Trustees Retreat July 30, 2009.
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The Housing Plan Revisited Update on Comprehensive Housing Master Plan and the next phases Board of Trustees Retreat July 30, 2009
OUTCOMES OF THE PRESENTATION Update the Board of Trustees on the Comprehensive Housing Master Plan and its effectiveness to date Share progress of the plan including Wendell Hill Hall and a New Residence Hall Design Study Identify key components of the New Residence Hall Study, including projected timeline Discuss board action item for October that includes delegated authority for schematic design up to $677,000 from the auxiliary services fund.
HOW IS THE PLAN GOING THUSFAR: We have exceeded our revenues due to an increase in returning students desire to live on campus (this year we currently have over 950 returning students with contracts as opposed to 700 at this same time last year). Our plan included increased revenues to set aside as reserves to move forward with the plan and we have maintained our plan. The need for reserves is essential to the cash funding of renovations in the future years. Preservation projects with facilities has been within budgets identified.
HOW IS THE PLAN GOING THUSFAR: University Housing and New Student Programs projected a 3% increase in expenses each year and because of economic concerns across the University, we have projected expenses below the 3% (utility costs, services, no cost of living increases, etc.) Wendell Hill Hall planned to open Fall 2009 with targeted occupancy. Currently, housing has 2850 contracts and 2770 beds (we always anticipate attrition prior to opening and do have the ability to increase our bed capacity).
Wendell Hill Hall opens occupied Barto Hall demolished as part of plan First Hall Renovated New Residence Hall Opens
NEW RESIDENCE HALL PRE-DESIGN STUDY In Spring 2009, University Housing and New Student Programs entered into a partnership with Studio Meng Strazzara and Niles Bolton Associates (same architects who are working on Wendell Hill Hall) to identify the program needs for a new residence hall that would stay on target with the Comprehensive Housing Master Study. Target of the Program Study: House 360 first year students Fall 2012
PRE-DESIGN STUDY Site Study confirms location based on 2006 study with Mithun Architects Building will accommodate 360 students and 10 student staff in three and four story buildings Designed as first year housing Sustainable goal of LEED Silver Certification Multipurpose room, replacement of Residence Life Offices, lounges, and increased technology
TIMELINE NEXT STEPS: October 2009—Action item for Schematic Design December 2009—Action item for Design Development February 2010—Action item for Construction Documents May 2010—Board of Trustees Presentation Subsequent meetings to approve construction, bid opening, potential bond sales, etc. to follow (see timeline for more specifics)
BOARD ACTION ITEM (for October Meeting) Description: In support of the 2005 CWU Comprehensive Housing Master Plan and the current financial plan, a second new residence hall is proposed for occupancy in Fall 2012. It is planned to be a 360 bed freshman oriented residence hall, in the Barto Hall location. In order to initiate the implementation of this plan, we are seeking delegated authority at the October 2009 Board of Trustees meeting to proceed with Schematic Design up to $677,000.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 35% of Ellensburg students live in Residence Halls (39% in the entire housing system). University Housing and Dining Services Continues providing resources and support for multiple entities on campus that help offset costs for those groups—such items include: Discover! Orientation, Wildcat Athletics, University Acceptance Publications, Housing Waivers for Financial Aid, Student Organization travel, Wildcat Wellness Center, Central Transit etc. Auxiliary budgets are based on enrollment/occupancy. The budgets are based on 89% occupancy which is our annual average (although we expect a higher number in this year based on current trends). Any lower numbers in occupancy or any additional facility concerns such as those mentioned throughout require Dining Services to contribute to the housing plan through their reserves.