Creating a Framework for growth
The planned projects previously described in this report and outlined in Section 4 fulfill a portion of the 2.8 million GSF projected additional space need over the next 10 years.
Developments similar in character to the Piedmont-Ellis project will meet residential needs as envisioned. The university would be moving towards its goal of housing 7,200 students through Piedmont-Ellis Housing (2,000 beds), Wall Street Student Housing (1,500 beds) and Special Interest Housing (300 beds).
A more in-depth study should be undertaken to establish a specific plan for accommodating special use space for student support. This support space would primarily be used for storage, and a large offsite facility for this purpose would satisfy this need.
Additional study of library space, showing a deficit of nearly 165,000 GSF, is required upon completion of the Library transformation to determine actual long-range needs.
In addressing limited owned real property, the team has identified a flexible “zone of influence,” an area of redevelopment and growth between Auburn Avenue and Ellis Street. The university will identify parcels within that zone meeting the financial and programmatic requirements of future projects. As outlined in Section 4, the unidentified need on campus calls for up to three additional 10-story buildings. This would indicate that up to three additional parcels may be required to meet future demand.
Building prototypes identified in Figures 5.15 and 5.16 illustrate how three-level classroom podiums and seven-level office or lab blocks can work together to meet future needs.
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