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Meeting Information

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE

Saturday, January 30, 1999
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
East Oval Room, The Rotunda

Committee Members:

Albert H. Small, Chair
James C. Wheat
William G. Crutchfield, Jr.
J. Michael Allen
Benjamin P.A. Warthen
William H. Goodwin, Jr.
Terence P. Ross
John P. Ackerly, III, Ex Officio


AGENDA

I. BOARD OF VISITORS CONSENT AGENDA


A. ARCHITECT SELECTION, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING BUILDING: Approval of architect selection.

The architect for the Information Technology Engineering Building will be presented for consideration by the Buildings and Grounds Committee. The project is a feasibility study for a building that will serve the Computer Science, Systems Engineering, and Electrical Engineering Departments of the School of Engineering. We recommend the selection of Burt Hill Kosar Rittelman Associates of Washington, D.C.

ACTION REQUIRED: Approval by the Buildings and Grounds Committee and the Board of Visitors.

APPROVAL OF ARCHITECT SELECTION FOR THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING BUILDING

The President will propose the adoption of the following resolution:

RESOLVED that Burt Hill Kosar Rittelman Associates of Washington, D.C. is approved for the performance of architectural and engineering services for a feasibility study for the Information Technology Engineering Building project; and

RESOLVED FURTHER that at the option of the University the firm may later be retained to perform full and complete architectural/engineering services.


B. ARCHITECT SELECTION, ADMISSION BUILDING: Approval of architect selection.

The architect for a new Admission Building will be presented for consideration by the Buildings and Grounds Committee. The architect selection process has begun, and will be completed prior to the January meeting. At its September 22, 1998 meeting, the Committee received a recommendation that the Office of Admission, which is currently located in Miller Hall, be relocated to a new building in the Central Grounds on a site to be determined.

ACTION REQUIRED: Approval by the Buildings and Grounds Committee and the Board of Visitors.

APPROVAL OF ARCHITECT SELECTION FOR THE ADMISSION BUILDING

The President will propose the adoption of the following resolution:

RESOLVED that _____________________ of ______________, is approved for the performance of architectural and engineering services for the Admission Building project.


C. EASEMENT, Blue Ridge Hospital (Albemarle County Service Authority): Approval of easement.

An easement is needed by the Albemarle County Service Authority for water service to the Michie Tavern complex. The Tavern currently receives its water supply from the Blue Ridge Hospital water tank. Since the University is phasing out operations at the Blue Ridge property, the Service Authority has agreed to provide water service, and is requesting an easement for the extension of its water line to the Tavern. The easement will be approximately 340 feet long, and is located adjacent to the hospitals eastern property line.

ACTION: Approval by the Buildings and Grounds Committee and the Board of Visitors.

APPROVAL OF PERMANENT EASEMENT FOR THE ALBEMARLE COUNTY SERVICE AUTHORITY ACROSS UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINA PROPERTY LOCATED AT BLUE RIDGE HOSPITAL

The President will propose the adoption of the following resolution:

RESOLVED that the granting of a permanent easement, dated January 30, 1999, to the Albemarle County Service Authority for a water line serving Michie Tavern, on Route 53, across property owned by The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia, is approved; and

RESOLVED FURTHER that appropriate officers of the University are authorized to execute said dedication and easement.


II.A. Vice President's Remarks

ACTION REQUIRED: None.

DISCUSSION: Darden School Expansion. Mr. Snyder, Dean of the Darden School, will brief the Committee on the need for the proposed project.

DISCUSSION: Admission Building. An update will be provided on the feasibility study for a new Admission Building in the Central Grounds.


II.B. Report on Actions of the Buildings and Grounds Committee

ACTION REQUIRED: None

November 14, 1998 Meeting of the Buildings and Grounds Committee

DISCUSSION: Schematic and Preliminary Design, Clinch Valley College Residence Hall. The Committee approved the schematic and preliminary design for the Clinch Valley College Residence Hall. Discussion focused on pedestrian connections to the upper campus. While the project scope does not include stairs or walks connecting the upper and lower precincts, its design takes these future connections into account.

DISCUSSION: Scott Stadium Expansion Project. The Committee received an update on the budget and schedule for the Scott Stadium project. The project is on schedule. Bids have been close to the construction manager's estimates, which means that it is necessary to bid a number of items in the original project scope as additive bid items. Suite sales are ahead of schedule.

DISCUSSION: Master Plan Update. The Committee received an update on the Groundswalk and the Carr's Hill Arts Precinct Plan. The master plan discussion focused on 1) the need to control, restrict, or stop vehicular traffic in the North Grounds in the vicinity of the Law, Darden, and JAG schools, 2) proposals for the Athletic Precinct, and 3) the Groundswalk bridges in the Carr's Hill Arts Precinct. While the Committee supported the Carr's Hill Arts Precinct plan, it questioned the cost and implications of an underground parking structure in Mad Bowl. The general consensus was that a garage under the new Studio Art building was more practical, and should be the first priority. The idea of restricting Culbreth Road to service vehicles and limited access for patrons of the theatre and performance hall was well received.

II.C. Miscellaneous Reports

ACTION REQUIRED: None.

DISCUSSION: These are reports which are provided to the Buildings and Grounds Committee at each meeting:

Major Project Status

Professional Services Contracts (56K)

Pavilion Occupancy (66K)