Throughout 2004, Facilities Planning and Construction worked on finalizing
the master plan document to be in line with the verification process
completed in 2003. Facilities Planning and Construction also coordinated
plans and timetables, both on and off campus. This included the opening
of the new Carol Stream Community Education Center; the addition of
two temporary structures on campus in anticipation of extensive remodeling
of several existing facilities; and the beginning of several projects
in the design phase, including the roadway, parking lots and associated
Gavin Tun, director of Facilities Planning and Construction for the
college, led a major effort to examine the plan originally created in
2001. The plan was modified through the Master Plan Verification Task
Force and meetings with college employees, students and community members,
as well as a Facilities Master Plan Advisory Committee. The modified
plan better reflects the short-term and long-term goals of the college.
In verifying the plan, the college met the criteria contained in the
plan’s , many of which were established at the beginning of the
process. These include increasing classroom and student space, linking
east and west campus, replacing temporary buildings on the west side
of campus, preserving the nature areas, minimizing the higher density/congestion
on the east side of campus, and planning for future development.
College of DuPage creates a comprehensive facilities master plan.
1.will be located
west of Lambert Road. This may house such existing programs as AutomotiveTechnology,
Manufacturing Technology, Architectural Technology and Ornamental Horticulture,
with the latter having a potential outdoor laboratory.
will be located directly west of the Student Resource Center (SRC).
The structure will have an adjacent outdoor laboratory and will be located
next to the Russell Kirt Prairie. The HS will house both Health Sciences
and Natural Sciences programs, such as Biology, Chemistry, Dental Hygiene,
Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography, Surgical Technology,
3. is located west of Lambert Road and houses the Student-Parent Co-op, the Louise
Beem Early Childhood Demonstration Center, and the Early Childhood Education
and Care program offices.
NOTE: Two structures on the west side
of campus, which were originally built as temporary facilities in 1969,
will be demolished. These are the Open Campus Center (OCC) and Building
The SRC, built in two parts, will become one cohesive whole. The building
will be renovated into a true student center and will house such offices
as Student Activities, Student Affairs (including Admissions, Financial
Aid, Counseling and Advising, Records and Career Services) and the Culinary
Arts program. The Library and the Bookstore will remain in this building.
A complete renovation of the Berg Instructional Center as the college’s
primary general instruction center will take place, including consolidation
of the service core on the building’s south side.
Before the plan was implemented, approximately 7,300 parking spaces
existed on campus. Refiguring the existing surface parking is increasing parking spaces to more than 7,601.[Seefor lot-by-lot comparison.]
New roadways through the campus will help move traffic more easily and
efficiently. One north/south connector will
be on the east side of campus, connecting Fawell Boulevard and College Drive. One east/west connector
is planned between Lambert Road and Fawell Boulevard. A new service
drive will access the side of the BIC from College Drive. Finally, a
new main entry boulevard will be located on the north side of campus
off Fawell Boulevard.
The red dotted line shows how the main pedestrian traffic will flow
Five sites, three on the west side of campus and two on the east side
of campus, have been designated as possible sites for new buildings
in the future.
Long-term development, such as 50 years into the future, could take
place in two areas.These areas reside on the southwest side of campus
and will be set aside for this use.
Residents of District 502 passed a bond issue in November of 2002. The
resulting $183 million raised from this action goes directly toward
the building and construction outlined in the plan presented to the
board. The price tag for the plan is approximately $297 million, with
the balance to be covered by a number of different sources. These sources
include the current construction fund balance, planned tuition increases
and state funding.
for construction has been set. The college continues its intense examination
of the sequencing, scheduling, prioritizing and budgeting of the plan.
View the Facilities Master Plan
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