SF State Masterplan approved for funding
November 29, 2007 9:47 AM
SF State’s Master Plan to increase enrollment and renovate buildings was approved by the California State University Board of Trustees Nov.13 at its meeting in Long Beach.
Now that the Master Plan has been approved, SF State can go forward with detail planning, said David Rosso, the chief of land use planning at the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
According to Rosso, SF State does not need more approval on the plan itself except regarding individual buildings as they come up for renovation.
“It allows us to plan for the projects outlined in the plan,” said Ellen Griffin, SF State spokesperson. “We can request funding.”
In addition to calling to increase enrollment by 25,000 by 2020, the plan also involves adding new buildings, including a new Creative Art complex, a new gym and a university conference center.
To pay for the project, funding would come through the California State Legislature, bonds, donations and income through rents. This revenue would pay for the bonds.
Part of the Master Plan falls outside of the property that SF State owns. The school was interested in buying the former School of the Arts site at 700 Font Boulevard.
SF State bid on the property last year, but below the price desired by the San Francisco Unified School District, who own the property. The Riding Group bought the property for $20.1 million last week on a two-year contingency basis, meaning they can forfeit their deposit and the property will revert to SFUSD ownership. The $100,000 deposit The Riding Group had to immediately pay to secure the property will have grown incrementally to a non-refundable $1.25 million by then, according to Philip Smith, Director of Real Estate and Asset Management for the SFUSD.
If the property is sold, the school would look for alternative locations for the Clinical Science Building that was to be placed in that location, according to Griffin.
To view the SF State Master plan, go to www.sfsumasterplan.org or visit the campus library to view the final environmental impact report.
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