2016 Capital Request

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The Minnesota Legislature did not pass a bonding bill in the 2016 legislative session and the University of Minnesota did not receive any funding for its requested capital investment projects.

View a comparison of the proposals and outcome. 

HEAPR

Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement

$100 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. Projects fall into four categories: (1) health, safety, and accessibility; (2) building systems; (3) utility infrastructure; and (4) energy efficiency.

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Chemistry and Advanced Materials Science Building

Chemistry and Advanced Materials Science Building

$27.2 million in state funding
$13.6 million in University investment
$40.8 million project total

Construct a 58,000-square-foot science and engineering building with flexible wet and dry labs to support all STEM programs on the Duluth campus. The existing chemistry building serves over 5,500 students, but is almost 70 years old and not designed for chemistry programs.

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Group of female and male medical students working on a human model.

Health Sciences Education Facility

$66.7 million in state funding
$33.4 million in University investment
$100.0 million project total

Create a new education and training facility for the Academic Health Center to support interdisciplinary team-based learning and care. With 70 percent of our state's health professionals educated at the AHC, this facility will advance integrated health care in Minnesota.

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Plant Growth Research Facility

Plant Growth Research Facility

$4.4 million in state funding
$2.2 million in University investment
$6.6 million project total

Build an efficient facility to protect the University's rare-plants collection and provide hands-on learning opportunities for Minnesota's future plant geneticists, growers, and agriculture and environmental scientists.

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Academic and Student Experience Investments

Academic and Student Experience Investments

$16 million in state funding
$8 million in University investment
$24 million project total

Convert obsolete spaces on the Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Twin Cities campuses into modern spaces to meet the needs of today's programming and provide new learning opportunities across Minnesota.

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Outside of Pillsbury Hall.

Pillsbury Hall Renovation

$22 million in state funding
$11 million in University investment
$33 million project total

Renovate obsolete science facilities with modern teaching, learning, and research spaces to serve over 6,000 students studying humanities programs. Pillsbury Hall is one of the Twin Cities campus's oldest and most iconic buildings.

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