The Office of Campus Planning is responsible for the following:
- Capital Construction and Planning
- Space Management and Renovations
- Capital and Deferred Maintenance Budget Oversight
The Office of Campus Planning is responsible for the development and oversight of the University's Master Plan and subsequent capital construction projects. This includes facilitating the development of the design and specifications to insure compliance with University standards, permitting and regulatory compliance, and construction monitoring.
All requests for space and space renovations (physical reconfigurations) are coordinated through the Office of Campus Planning. The University's space planning policy, is utilized to allocate space. A space request form can be obtained by selecting the following link, CapDM-Space Request form. Normal maintenance requests (painting, shelving, furniture repairs, etc.) should be initiated utilizing the Facilities Management Services Get-It Work Order System.
The development and oversight of the University's Capital and Deferred Maintenance Budget is coordinated through the Office of Campus Planning. Departments wishing to request capital funds for future fiscal years should utilize the CapDM-Space Request form.xls.
Capital Construction and Planning
Residence Hall 2010
The 300 bed residence hall, scheduled to be completed in time for UNE student occupancy in fall 2010, will be four stories and contain approximately 104,000 square feet. The accommodations include two types of four person suites: some with four single bedrooms and others with two single bedrooms and a double bedroom. All the suites will have kitchenettes, living rooms and private bathrooms. Each floor will have two study areas, while the ground floor will include a lounge, a fitness area and central laundry and mail facilities. Wi-Fi will be accessible throughout the building.
The University has registered the residence hall with the US Green Building Council, USGBC, and is seeking LEED certification. The buildings energy efficient design includes radiant floor heating in all suites.
The new residence hall is the first of four that will eventually surround a pond and green. The pond will include two fountains, and the green and pond will be bordered by a quarter-mile running/walking trail. The green will provide space for social activities such as barbecues, as well as intramural and informal recreational sports and activities - a perfect space for a pickup game of Frisbee or touch football. In winter the pond will be turned into an ice skating rink.
Artificial Turf Athletics Field
The University is currently preparing for the installation of an artificial turf athletics field. The new turf field will be used primarily for stick sports teams, such as the 2009 ECAC Championship women's field hockey team and both the men's and women's lacrosse teams. The turf will be short-bladed to accommodate these sports, but it will cover a full-sized soccer field that can be used by the soccer and other teams when needed, especially during the inclement weather of early spring and late fall. Sports lighting will be installed to accommodate evening uses. Plans for associated Bleachers and a Press box are in the permitting process.
The UNE Nor'easters are known as Big Blue, and that will be reflected in the new athletics field's blue synthetic turf, one of a kind in the NCAA Division III and one of only four blue turfs in the nation.
Pedestrian Safety Improvements
With the development across Route 9 from the main campus underway, the University is also planning for the implementation of several improvements to afford students safe access across campus. These improvements are being designed and implemented in conjunction with the Maine Department of Transportation, and include sidewalks, with lighting, along Route 9 from Hills Beach Road to the new residence hall site, cross walks and pedestrian crossing warning lights and/or signs at the intersections along the sidewalks on Route 9, and a Campus Gateway Pedestrian Underpass to allow students to travel into the heart of the campus from the Residence Hall site, without crossing Route 9 at grade. Other traffic calming features will be implemented by the MeDOT to augment the improvements made by the University.