2015 Capital Request
The 2015 bonding bill, passed in a special session, included $26.5 million in state funding for two University of Minnesota capital investment projects.
- Veterinary Isolation Laboratories Replacement - $18 million
Funded, not requested:
- Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory - $8.5 million
- HEAPR - $55 million
- St. Paul Greenhouse Replacement - $4 million
Below are the three projects that the Board of Regents requested state funding for during the 2015 legislative session.
$55 million in state funding
Maximize the effectiveness and extend the life of the University of Minnesota’s 29 million square feet of infrastructure. The University allocates HEAPR funding systemwide using a formula based on total campus square footage and facility condition. HEAPR projects fall into four categories: (1) health, safety, and accessibility; (2) building systems; (3) utility infrastructure; and (4) energy efficiency.
$18 million in state funding
$9 million in University Invesment
$27 million project total
Replace two obsolete veterinary isolation laboratories with a new biocontainment facility in St. Paul including large and small animal holding spaces. This new facility will allow Minnesota to become a leader in infectious diseases research and will protect the health of Minnesotans and livestock.
$4 million in state funding
$2 million in University investment
$6 million project total
Build an efficient greenhouse to protect and provide access to the University’s rare-plant collection. This new facility will provide hands-on learning opportunities for Minnesota’s future plant geneticists, growers, and environmental scientists.