January 15-16, 2004

 

ITEM 122-2007-R0104††††††††††††††† Authorization to Construct, Maintain, Repair and Replace New and Existing Parking, Street and Access Facilities; Montana State University-Bozeman

 

THAT:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Consistent with the provisions of MCA-18-2-102(b), the Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes MSU-Bozeman to construct, maintain, repair and replace new and existing parking, street and access facilities at MSU-Bozeman. This request is for a total of $2,000,000.

 

EXPLANATION:††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.†† Various projects will be undertaken to construct, maintain, repair, and replace new and existing parking, street, and access facilities at MSU-Bozeman. These projects will improve parking, street and access facilities for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

 

2.†† These projects will be financed with a combination of non-state funds from Auxiliary Operations Revenues (Renewal and Replacement Budget) and/or Parking System Revenues, in excess of debt service obligations.


Board of Regents Policy: Physical Plant B Section 1003.7

 

This authority request is for an amount greater than $150,000, which requires the following additional information.

 

(a)† Project description

 

The work performed under this authority encompasses construction, maintenance, repair and replacement of new and existing parking, street and access facilities including paving, curbs and gutters, signage, striping, lighting, landscaping, storm drainage systems, access approaches, associated pedestrian sidewalks, etc.

(b)† Cost Estimate and Funding Sources

 

Design fees are generally 10-15% of construction costs for individual projects.

 

Funding sources will be a mix of non-state funds from Auxiliary Operations Revenues (Renewal and Replacement Budget) and/or Parking System Revenues, in excess of debt service obligations.

 

(c)† Programs Served, Enrollment Data, Projected Enrollments

 

The work to be completed under this authority addresses construction and maintenance of new and existing surface parking, street and access facilities serving students, faculty, staff and visitors. This work will not directly impact university programs or enrollments.

 

(d)† Space Utilization Data

 

MSUís parking system consists of approximately 5400 total parking spaces for use by students, faculty, staff and visitors. Existing parking facilities are approximately 90% filled during heaviest use periods. MSU sells approximately 7-8000 parking decals each year, which includes users with multiple vehicles, car pools, replacement decals, etc. Access facilities include access drives serving parking lots, service areas, etc.

 

(e)†††† Projected use for available residual space

 

(Not Applicable to this request)

 

(f)††††† Projected O&M Costs and proposed funding sources

 

O&M Costs for surface parking facilities serving the academic campus areas are borne by the Parking Operations Account, while O&M costs associated with some of the residence facilities parking areas are borne by Auxiliaries Operations Revenues. New and replacement facilities are designed to achieve a 40 year useful life, with proper periodic maintenance, which includes annual re-striping, five-year re-coating, and 20-year re-surfacing (two full cycles).