R706, Capital Facilities Master Planning

R706-1. Purpose: To provide for comprehensive capital facilities master planning based on approved programmatic planning at the institutions.

R706-2. References

2.1. Utah Code 53B-6-101 (Master Planning – Board Establishes Criteria to Meet Capital Budgetary Needs)

2.2. Utah Code 53B-20-101 (Property of Institutions to Vest in State Board)

2.3.  Utah Code Title 63A, Chapter 5 (State Building Board – Division of Facilities Construction and Management)

2.4. Policy and Procedures R701, Capital Facilities

R706-3. Master Planning: Institutions shall complete and keep current a comprehensive capital facilities master plan based on programmatic planning for new and existing facilities. Master plans should be realistic, achievable, and flexible.

3.1. Master plans shall emphasize renovation, replacement, and improvements to existing capital facilities before additions for new space unless otherwise justified.

3.2. Institutions shall be thorough and innovative in their allocation and reallocation of space within their existing physical assets, rather than relying on the addition of new space.

R706-4.           Periodic Updates: The master planning process is continuous and the higher education environment is dynamic; therefore, master plans must be constantly reviewed and updated periodically to reflect demonstrable changes in strategic direction, planning, and environment.

R706-4.           Master Plan Approval: At least biennially institutions shall submit capital facilities master plans to the Board of Regents for approval.

4.1. Prior to submission for Board approval, Institutional Boards of Trustees shall review and approval institutional campus facilities master plans.

Adopted January 20, 2017