CHEEK HALL ADDITION
Located near the academic core of the campus, this future addition would
provide space for additional classrooms, seminar rooms, and specialized
laboratories to meet the needs of a growing campus. Along with added
academic space, the addition may allow for continued growth of the computer
services department that supports the entire campus.
A new facility will be designed to meet the expanding needs of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs. This expansion will also provide space to allow the College to consolidate its departments into close proximity, promoting additional collaborations and the sharing of resources.
FUTURE CLASSROOM BUILDING
As University academic programs continue to expand, particularly graduate programs, requirements will exist for additional teaching and seminar rooms, computer and specialized laboratories, and administrative space. This facility will serve as a placeholder to allow for the construction of new academic buildings without negatively impacting the overall campus plan.
FUTURE SCIENCE BUILDING
Once the support services functions move to a peripheral facility, the existing Central Stores and Maintenance Building will be demolished and a new 100,000 square foot classroom and laboratory building will be constructed on this site adding to the Science Quad in the southwest corner of campus.
MIXED USE/HOUSING AND FUTURE GROWTH
As the campus continues to grow towards the downtown area, a mixed use development is being considered to help bridge the functions of these two areas. Lower, street level retail and support spaces may be developed with residential housing located on the upper floors of these multi-story buildings. The size and design of the buildings would provide a defined edge to the campus while providing the needed space and functions to support the University.
SAFETY AND TRANSIT OPERATIONS CENTER EXPANSION
An expansion of the Safety and Transit Operations Center is planned to consolidate all components of the University's public safety, transit, and parking operations into a single facility. This expanded facility will also accommodate the campus' Springfield Police Department Substation.
ALUMNI EVENTS CENTER
A new events center is desired on campus to serve the growing alumni base of the University. Located near the Welcome Center, this facility will be a sister facility in marking the main vehicular entrance to the University. Inside the facility beyond the office and conference rooms that will be provided, a large meeting room will be created to allow for large events to be hosted on campus reinforcing the alumni's connections to the University.