2015 Capital Request

Capital Requests

Download the 2015 Capital Request Summary

The 2015 special session bonding bill included $18 million for the Veterinary Isolation Laboratories. The bill also provided $8.5 million for the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory in Willmar in response to the avian flu outbreak. 

View a comparison of the proposals and the final outcome.


Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR)

$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.

Project summary (PDF)

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Veterinary Isolation Laboratories Replacement

$18 million in state funding
$9 million in University Investment
$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.

Project summary (PDF)

Plant Growth Research Facility

St. Paul Greenhouse Replacement

$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.

Project summary (PDF)

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