Master Plan Committee Overview

Mission

This committee exists to review and provide input to the overall physical planning effort. The committee sees updates of Master Planning efforts for all facets (parking, transportation, storm water management, new buildings, etc.) of the overall Campus Master Plan, which is submitted to the Colorado Commission of Higher Education (CCHE) on a 10 year cycle. The committee evaluates and recommends capital construction requests from University Advancement, Council of Deans, and other sources. The internal Facilities Management Design Review Committee will provide informational updates to the Master Plan Committee.

Charge

Act as an advisory body to the University through the Vice President for University Operations on the physical development of the total environment of Colorado State University’s campuses by development, revision, and application of the University’s facilities master plan. The Master Plan Committee will offer input on campus growth through strategic input in support of the University Vision and Campus Experience within the campus framework.


Provides Recommendations for

  • Campus Master Plan & Framework
  • Land Acquisition & Resources
  • Open Space
  • View Corridors
  • Stormwater Management
  • Floodplain
  • New Building Proposals
  • Building Siting/Orientation
  • Setbacks and Build-to Lines
  • Removal of Buildings/Structures
  • Transit
  • Transportation
  • Roads & Access
  • Parking
  • Program Planning
  • Sidewalks/Bikeways
  • Service Areas

Membership

MPC quorum is one more than half the voting members (or their designated representative) present to vote during a meeting.

Voting members

Tom Biedscheid – Office of Vice President for Enrollment and Access
Dave Bradford – Parking and Transportation Services
Santiago Di Pietro – Deans Representative
Virginia Fanning – Office of Vice President for University Advancement
Cody Frye – Campus Recreation
Blanche Hughes – Vice President for Student Affairs
Brendan Hanlon – Vice President for University Operations
Ajay Menon – CSU STRATA
Cass Moseley – Office of Vice President for Research
Emily Seems – MarComm Executive Leadership Team Representative
Mari Strombom – Housing and Dining Services
Marion Underwood – Provost
TBD – Athletics
TBD – ASCSU
TBD – Facilities Management

Ex-Officio

Advises as a result of roles and expertise, but non-voting:

Shelly Carroll – Capital Development Approval Manager, Facilities Management
Dell Rae Ciaravola – Risk & Public Safety
Gargi Duttgupta – Assistant Director for Facilities Management & Campus Planner (Meeting Facilitator)
Ashraf Fouad – Assistant Director for Engineering and Capital Construction, Facilities Management
David Hansen – University Landscape Architect, Facilities Management
Julia Innes – Facilities Management Program Assistant for the committee
Jessica Kramer – Environmental Graphic Designer & Landscape Architect, Facilities Management
Mike Rush – University Architect & Chief Building Official, Facilities Management


Master Plan Update

The University’s Physical Master Plan update will align with the current Academic Master Plan update. The most recent master plan realized the investment of nearly $1.6 billion in buildings and infrastructure and an increase of nearly 3.4 million gross square feet. The current physical master plan will require the update of several secondary component plans, helping to inform growth plans and needs of the future. The following draft timeline suggests how this update may be implemented in the next 2 years. Click on the image to enlarge it for viewing.

Draft of timeline for master plan update


Master Plan Resources

The master plan provides the framework for design and serves as a working document that is updated every 10 years or so. The CSU Physical Master Plan “Foundation for a New Century” provides the basis for individual long-range plans and sub-plans. Long range plans include campus circulation, transit, building revitalization, landscape and gardens, utilities, and land acquisition. The sub-plans include outdoor lighting and safety, signage, drainage, art in public places, ADA Transition Plan, plaza improvements, and plans for outlying campuses. Since master planning is a process, the University continues to review, challenge, and update the plan to meet needs as they change. Thus, “Foundation for a New Century” is based on evolving demographics of the University and not specific time frames. Access the 2014 Master Plan.

CSU Parking and Transportation Services completed the Transportation Demand Management Master Plan update in September 2023. This document will serve as the framework for the evolution of transportation on campus in the next 10 years.

Review the Master Plan & Process Presentation – Fall 2019 to learn more.

Capital Design & Construction

MPC Approval Process and Instructions – Review the process for adding new facilities and major building additions on our campuses (image on the right). For more information, contact Shelly Carroll, Capital Construction Approvals Manager at 970-491-0167

MPC Review Form – Capital Construction


Master Plan Committee Meetings

The Master Plan Committee meets the fourth Monday of every month from 1:00–2:30 p.m. in the Lory Student Center. These are in person meetings.

Please contact Julia Innes, Facilities Management program assistant for the committee, to access meeting minutes or presentations. The committee met on the following dates.

  • September 27, 2021 – Minutes / Presentation – available
  • Oct. – Dec. 2021 Meetings Canceled
  • January 24, 2022 – Minutes / Presentation / Flowchart – available
  • Feb. 28, 2022 – Vote by email, no meeting
  • March 28, 2022 – Minutes / Presentation – available
  • April 25, 2022 – Minutes / Presentation – available
  • May 2022 Meeting Canceled
  • June 27, 2022 – Minutes / Presentation – available
  • July – Aug. 2022 Meetings Canceled

Please contact Julia Innes, Facilities Management program assistant for the committee, to access meeting minutes or presentations. The committee met on the following dates.

  • August-December 2020 Meetings Canceled
  • January 25, 2021 – Minutes / Presentation – available
  • February 22, 2021 – Canceled
  • March 22, 2021 – Minutes / Presentation – available
  • April 26, 2021 – Minutes / Presentation / Memo – available
  • May 24, 2021 – Minutes / West Vine Basin Graphics / Vision Zero presentation – available
  • June – August 2021 Meetings Canceled

Please contact Julia Innes, Facilities Management program assistant for the committee, to access meeting minutes or presentations. The committee met on the following dates.

  • August 14, 2019 Canceled
  • September 11, 2019 Minutes / Presentation – available
  • October 9, 2019 Minutes / Presentation – available
  • November 13, 2019 Minutes / Presentation – available
  • December 11, 2019 Minutes / Presentation – available
  • January 8, 2020 Canceled
  • February 12, 2020 Minutes / Presentation – available
  • March 11, 2020 Canceled
  • April 8, 2020 Canceled
  • May 13, 2020 Canceled
  • June 10, 2020 Minutes / Presentation – Agenda Item 1 / Presentation – Agenda Item 2 / Presentation – Agenda Item 3 – available
  • July 8, 2020 Minutes / Presentation – available

Please contact Julia Innes, Facilities Management program assistant for the committee, to access meeting minutes or presentations. The committee met on the following dates.

  • August 8, 2018 Canceled
  • September 12, 2018 Minutes / Presentation – available
  • October 10, 2018 Minutes / Presentation – available
  • November 14, 2018 Minutes / Presentation – available
  • December 12, 2018 Minutes / Presentation – available
  • January 9, 2019 Minutes / Presentation – available
  • February 13, 2019 Canceled
  • March 13, 2019 Canceled
  • April 10, 2019 – Due to low attendance because of the snow storm, agenda items were repeated in May.
  • May 8, 2019 Minutes / Presentation – available
  • June 12, 2019 Canceled
  • July 10, 2019 Minutes / Presentation – available

Please contact Julia Innes, Facilities Management program assistant for the committee, to access meeting minutes or presentations. The committee met on the following dates.

  • August 9, 2017 Minutes / Presentation – available
  • September 13, 2017 – Minutes / Presentation – available
  • October 11, 2017 Minutes / Presentation – available
  • November 8, 2017 Minutes / Presentation – available
  • December 13, 2017 Minutes / Presentation – available
  • January 10, 2018 Canceled
  • February 14, 2018 Minutes / Presentation – available
  • March 14, 2018 Minutes / Presentation / Presentation_EVTH – available
  • April 11, 2018 Minutes / Presentation – available
  • May 9, 2018 Canceled
  • June 13, 2018 Minutes / Presentation – available
  • July 11, 2018 Minutes / Presentation – available