2016 Master Plan & Climate Action Plan Presentation
2016 Master Plan & Climate Action Plan Publication
Why Planning is Important
Mizzou’s Campus Master Plan and Climate Action Plan is updated annually, allowing for flexibility to better address the needs of a growing, ever-changing campus.
MU continues to invest strategically in its core Educational and General (E&G) buildings, using the Mizzou Stewardship model that emphasizes full renovation or replacement to eliminate 100 percent of facility needs, including deferred maintenance and building code deficiencies.
Mizzou’s Campus Master Plan and Climate Action Plan is updated annually, allowing for flexibility to better address the needs of a growing, ever-changing campus. Begun more than 30 years ago, MU’s master planning effort addresses current and future needs, while remaining mindful of Mizzou’s commitment to fiscal and environmental stewardship. This year’s plan emphasizes the importance of input from students, faculty and staff in planning the landscape (page 3), infrastructure (page 7) and tracking sustainability efforts at MU (page 10). The combined efforts of planning professionals and those who use the campus every day to learn, teach and conduct important research is essential to a successful master plan and climate action plan.
The university currently is preparing a request for proposals for affordable graduate student housing on portions of the former University Village site. Respondents are asked to consider apartment-style housing and opportunities to incorporate cooperative daycare space. Current on-campus childcare space includes the Child Development Lab operated by the College of Human Environmental Sciences and the Cub Hub operated by the College of Education through ParentLink.
McKee Gymnasium will be replaced on-site with a new mixed-use building that will include science class labs, nutrition and exercise physiology labs, two performing arts class labs, and faculty/staff work space. This project helps Mizzou provide much needed space to support the state’s expectation for the number of students graduating in STEM fields. This project fits within the Mizzou Stewardship model, which emphasizes full renovation or replacement of buildings to improve academic performance and building condition, while reducing the annual maintenance liabilities. Because the original structure was constructed over 90 years ago to accommodate uses far different than those needed by the university today, replacement of the building was found to be more cost effective than renovation, and will result in more flexible learning spaces for the future.
This project is currently in the programming phase and would construct a new School of Nursing building on the Crowder Hall site to accommodate the rising demand for highly skilled nurses. The existing nursing building site would become available for future development, and ROTC uses currently in Crowder Hall would be housed in another facility. The project may be completed in phases, with the target build-out of approximately 104,000 gross square feet. The building will showcase multiple simulation laboratories, research laboratories, classrooms and seminar rooms, an auditorium, and faculty, staff and student multi-purpose rooms and work spaces.
MU has completed the programming phase for a 200,000-245,000 gross square foot research laboratory facility to accommodate interdisciplinary collaboration in the areas of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Engineering. The new building will include a spectrum of flexible laboratory modules, computational dry labs, clean rooms, high-resolution imaging, animal holding and care facilities, and work spaces. The site identified is the parcel south of Gateway Hall with frontage on both College Avenue and Hospital Drive.
A programming study has been completed for the first phase of Plant Growth Facilities. These facilities are proposed for the far eastern portion of East Campus where a portion of the surface parking is today. Phase 1 will include two glasshouse growing facilities and a building for contained environments. Combined, they will contain 28 glasshouse research compartments, 52 growth chambers and rooms, and seed storage and processing. This site offers expansion potential in future phases for additional glasshouse growing facilities.