The Board of Trustees of The University of North Carolina at Asheville
September 30, 2011
[Excerpted from Open Session minutes]
The meeting re-convened at 1:10 p.m.
Chair Stevens called on Rob Nelson, senior consultant for Fuquay Solutions, for the discussion on the campus master plan.
Rob Nelson reminded trustees that at their July retreat, they had reviewed the Campus Master Plan Guiding Principles and asked to see how they would work in a real situation. The Working Group developed a case study that reviewed options for a site plan for a new residence facility for UNC Asheville.
The Working Group created a grid, as shown in the board materials, to list the positives and negatives of each site, when measured against each of the Guiding Principles. Mr. Nelson reviewed the four site options and how the Guiding Principles work to help make a good decision for the University.
Ron Paulus returned to the meeting at 1:25 pm.
At the end of the presentation, Chair Stevens commended Mr. Nelson and the group for demonstrating how helpful the Guiding Principles would be in making important planning decisions. Trustees agreed that the Guiding Principles need to be part of an overall governance process to help Trustees consider all the issues when making a decision regarding a change to the physical elements of campus. One suggestion that would help with this is to create a map that includes more features of what will be considered: View corridors, topography, infrastructure, water and other natural features, seasonal progress of sun, pedestrian walkways, gathering spaces, etc.
After discussion, Bruce Peterson made a motion to adopt the Guiding Principles as presented to become a part of the Campus Master Plan documents and process. David Cogburn seconded and the motion was approved unanimously
The meeting recessed for a short break and reconvened at 1:40 p.m.
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