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Facilities Development and Utilization Committee

June 25, 2010

  Committee Members: Tom Breen, Mark Dover, and Debra Smith
  Committee Resources: Joe Keeler and Steve Kinsella
  Other Attendees: Jan Bernstein Chargin, Bonnie Donovan, Michael Giovannini, Kyle Huynh (BFGC-IBI), Fran Lozano, and Dean Tatsuno (BFGC-IBI)

1) Call Meeting to Order: Trustee Tom Breen called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m.
2) Approve Minutes: Minutes from the March 31, 2010 meeting were approved unanimously. MS (Smith/Breen)
3) Comments from the Public: No comments from the public.

4) Site Location for Administration and Student Services Building

Joe reviewed that at the June 8, 2010 Board of Trustees meeting, Dean Tatsuno and Kyle Huynh of BFGC-IBI Group Architecture Planning presented site and location designs for the administration and student services building. At that meeting, the Board requested that the Facilities Development and Utilization Committee review the presentation and make a recommendation to the full Board on site location and building height. Joe also reviewed that the information is required to complete a Final Project Proposal (FPP) for submission to the State. This project would require 50% funding from the District and 50% provided by the State.

Dr. Kinsella provided the Committee with comments he has received related to the proposal. They include:

  1. Email from a faculty member felt that Location A (currently HR portables) is a more natural entrance to the college.
  2. The Director of Community & Contract Education expressed concern that traffic from Location B (at Lot C) could affect the motorcycle training that takes place there.
  3. Traffic concerns about Location B included only one exit out of Lot C and a bottleneck of traffic.

Discussion continued regarding the proposed plans:

Location B may include an access road from Lot C to the south entrance of campus with state possibly funding 50%.

Location B would provide better views as would a two-story building.

Joe reported that the College Health, Safety, Facility and Grounds Committee did an informal survey and the results favored Location A with concerns noted about a building being proposed at the duck pond. Joe felt there may have been some misunderstanding regarding the duck pond location since Location B is directly across from Child Development Center (CDC).

Dean Tatsuno and Kyle Huynh of BFGC-IBI Group Architecture Planning presented site and location designs for the administration and student services building. Discussion and questions were part of the presentation.

Trustee Smith inquired about the possibility of more parking spaces gained and Dean responded that parking is already maximized in Lot C. However, if the HR portables were removed when staff move into the new building (Location B), that area could be used for additional parking.

Trustee Breen asked about the timeline of this new building. Dean indicated that the FPP will be sent to the State before the September 1 deadline. A year passes before approval is given. If State approved, final drawings take a year to complete. If funded by the State, and designated a priority project, construction could begin in 2 3 years. Joe reminded the Committee that our Five Year Capital Construction Plan prioritizes the District's construction plans as: PE Modernization, Library/Media Remodel, and Administration and Student Services Building. These projects would require the 50% match funding. The Theater Replacement project requires 100% state funding. With that sequence of projects, the building of a new Administration and Student Services Building could be 8-10 years out.

Trustee Breen proposed a two (2) story building compatible with other campus buildings located at Location B. Location B is described as being adjacent to the Health Occupations Building and across from the Child Development Center. This will be a recommendation to the full Board of Trustees. MS (Smith/Dover)

5) Adjourned Meeting adjourned at 9:56 p.m. MS (Smith/Dover)

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