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CAMPUS MASTER PLAN


Indiana State University

CAMPUS MASTER PLAN DECEMBER 16, 2016 / PREPARED BY RATIO


MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT This document represents an updated version of the 2009 Campus Master Plan which was developed in conjunction with “The Pathway to Success” strategic plan. Both plans guided a period of unprecedented growth on our campus as evidenced by a 30 percent increase in enrollment to reach a new all-time high and the completion of more than $300 million in major capital projects. The updated plan was developed to coincide with the launch of the University’s new strategic plan, “There’s More to Blue,” in the fall of 2016. The 2016 Campus Master Plan will provide a blueprint for additional campus improvements during the next five to eight years. The 2016 Master Plan is guided by a set of tenets designed to develop the infrastructure and physical environment needed to help advance the university’s strategic goals. These tenets are: • • • • • • • • •

Support academic programs by preserving and renovating existing academic buildings Offer market friendly housing options to satisfy student expectations Improve existing vehicular and pedestrian circulation systems Maintain and improve the compact campus form, building upon the valued pedestrian-friendly aspect of the existing environs Continue to build upon the success of previous plans to further enhance the campus in a manner that supports the redevelopment of the riverfront area in downtown Terre Haute Continue improving athletic facilities to make them more competitive with our Missouri Valley Conference peers Enhance the success of continued development in downtown Terre Haute with the intent of realizing a vital college town atmosphere Respond to contemporary and practical sustainable design practices by undertaking campus improvements in an environmentally responsible manner Provide infrastructure necessary to support the growth and change of the campus

Improvements will be made in several key areas including academic facilities, student housing, athletic venues, and student recreational areas. In addition, the plan details the need for enhanced entryways to campus, and upgraded wayfinding including increased parking, and continued development of pedestrian and bicycle friendly routes. The university will also continue its efforts to implement sustainable landscaping including installing additional green roofs, reducing chemical treatments and utilizing more plant materials native to Indiana along with plantings that require less water and weekly maintenance. Indiana State’s campus has evolved from a concrete-laden urban setting into a beautiful park-like atmosphere through careful planning. I would like to thank the many campus and community leaders who provided input into this plan and recognize Senior Vice President Diann McKee and Associate Vice President Kevin Runion for their work in developing this plan with Ratio Architects. I am proud of the incredible environment that has been created for our students, faculty and staff, and look forward to continuing its evolution.

Sincerely,

Dr. Daniel J. Bradley President, Indiana State University


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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. THE CAMPUS MASTER PLANNING PROCESS 2. MASTER PLAN TENETS 3. THE CAMPUS MASTER PLAN - The Campus Master Plan 2016 - Academic Facilities - Residential Life - Athletics - Wayfinding - Proposed Landscape Character - General Campus Improvements - Utility Infrastructure - Utility Facilities 4. SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES - Synergistic Activities - Turn To The River


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THE CAMPUS MASTER PLANNING PROCESS Master Planning Process Overview This document serves as an update to the 2009 Campus Master Plan to coincide with the launch of the University’s new strategic plan “There’s More to Blue” in fall 2016. The process to update the plan began with an assessment of the projects outlined in the 2009 plan to determine which projects had been completed, whether the uncompleted projects remain relevant, and whether any of the projects identified in the 2009 plan were no longer viable. Interviews were conducted with key stakeholders including faculty, staff, and students. A campus-wide open forum also provided insight to assist in the development of future capital projects important for achievement of the long-term growth of the university.

Scope of Master Plan The scope of the updated master plan has been limited to improvements at the capital project level. Adaptation projects (an alteration of building space or systems to meet new program requirements) may be noted but generally not addressed in detail. Maintenance and renovation or refurbishment level projects are not included within the plan. The geographic limits of the master plan are focused on the main campus area bounded by CSX railroad tracks on the north and east, Cherry Street on the south (except for limited areas immediately south of Cherry and 500 Wabash), and 3rd Street (U.S. 41) on the west. The plan also includes the Athletic campus bordered by the Wabash River to the west, 3rd Street to the east, and Cherry and Sycamore Streets to the south and north, respectively. Additional exceptions include off-campus University Apartments and the existing football and baseball stadiums.

Planning Horizon The calendar horizon for the updated master plan is five to eight years. The proposed facility improvements noted in the plan are thought to be possible to realize within this window. A number of desired facility improvements are likely to be beyond the window.

Relationship to the Strategic Plan In the fall of 2016, the university instituted a new strategic plan— There’s More to Blue—to guide Indiana State for the next five year period. The updated master plan has been crafted to support the goals of the strategic plan.

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MASTER PLAN TENETS 2016 1. Support academic programs by preserving and renovating existing academic buildings. The strategic plan There’s More to Blue has identified the following strategic goals for the University including: Goal 1 Student Success Goal 2 Experiential Learning and Career Readiness Goal 3 Community Engagement and Civic Responsibility Goal 4 Distinctive Programs and Experiences Goal 5 Resources and Institutional Effectiveness Goal 6 Employee Success Academic facilities will need to be improved to ensure the strategic goals are supported. 2. Offer market friendly housing options to satisfy student expectations. Students living in campus housing expect more space, privacy, and amenities. Continued reinvestment in student housing is needed to support campus residential learning and living environments. 3. Improve existing vehicular and pedestrian circulation systems. Continued improvement is needed to the existing road network to facilitate a more intuitive circumnavigation of the campus. Meet additional parking needs with the development of surface lots west of 3rd Street (U.S. 41). Provide bicycle paths as an alternative transportation option.

5. Continue to build upon the success of previous plans to further enhance the campus in a manner that supports the redevelopment of the riverfront area in downtown Terre Haute. 6. Continue improving athletic facilities to make them more competitive with our Missouri Valley Conference peers. 7. Enhance the success of continued development in downtown Terre Haute with the intent of realizing a vital college town atmosphere. A successful and urbane mixed-use central business district will serve to enhance perceptions of the Indiana State University campus. Recent improvements such as 500 Wabash, the Scott College of Business, the ISU Foundation, and the ISU Bookstore all have contriburted to strengthening and improving a vibrant central business district for Terre Haute. 8. Respond to contemporary and practical sustainable design practices by undertaking campus improvements in an environmentally responsible manner. Indiana State embraces an increasingly sustainable existence. Institutions of higher learning are expected to provide a leadership role to lead the general populace in matters of sustainability. 9. Provide infrastructure necessary to support the growth and change of the campus. As the campus physical improvements continue, foundational improvements to the campus infrastructure systems must be improved accordingly and in a timely manner.

4. Maintain and improve the compact campus form, building upon the valued pedestrian-friendly aspect of the existing environs. Indiana State has a cohesive, moderately scaled, pedestrian-oriented campus where buildings and open space form a reasonably tight and pleasing weave of urban fabric. Future improvements should seek to limit the geographic growth of the academic, administrative, and housing land uses in favor of a pedestrian-oriented compact built form.

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THE CAMPUS MASTER PLAN 2016 The master plan tenets provided a framework for much of the decision making during the development of an updated master plan. The tenets were developed to guide decision makers during the master planning effort as well as future projectspecific planning efforts and day to day operations. This updated master plan continues an exciting vision for further development and improvement to the Indiana State University campus. The proposed improvements include: •

Renovation of academic classroom facilities to promote active learning to increase student engagement in course material and improve learning outcomes.

Expanded and upgraded academic facility for the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS).

Completion of the Sycamore Towers renovation.

Replacement housing facility for Lincoln Quad in a manner supporting student residential learning and living communities.

Creation of a signature entryway located at 3rd and Chestnut Streets to serve as the front door to campus for visitors.

Growing the University footprint without losing its valued compact campus form and walkable environment.

Improve and replace existing Athletic competition, practice, and training facilities as funding allows.

Ensure utility infrastructure is sufficient in size and scope to support the growing academic needs of campus.

Continued support of City and County efforts to redevelop adjacent neighborhoods and riverfront and further growth of the central business district.

The combination of a new campus entry at 3rd and Chestnut Streets, completion of the renovation of Sycamore Towers, upgraded academic classroom facilities, and a new CHHS building offers an opportunity to further enhance the Indiana State University identity. These master plan projects, and many others, provide opportunities for new academic programs for students and economic development growth for the City of Terre Haute and Vigo County.

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systems are obsolete, along with dated classroom learning technology. Like other academic facilities, it is in need of a major renovation during the timeline of the current master planning process.

As major academic capital needs and projects are identified, studied, funded and constructed it is important that planning should always address ongoing maintenance of all facilities, as well as designing such facilities in a manner to be sustainable for years to come. Continual care and stewardship of capital facilities and infrastructure remains a top priority. A1

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College of Health and Human Services Construction (on-going in 2016-18) and renovation of the College of Health and Human Services facility will not only serve to improve opportunities for learning in this college, but because of its physical location adjacent to the planned gateway campus entrance, will serve to further strengthen the image of ISU for first-time students and visitors.

Performing and Fine Arts Proposed capital improvements to existing performing and fine arts facilities include:

Academic Facility Renovations Proposed capital improvements to existing academic classroom facilities include: A2

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Fine Arts and Commerce Building Constructed in 1940, this facility is in need of major architectural, programmatic, and telecommunications upgrades to meet the technological requirements of today’s teaching environment. Renovations to enhance instructional capabilities, improve building egress and accessibility, and replace and upgrade obsolete mechanical and electrical systems are needed. Holmstedt Hall A 1966 facility, this building is the home of general classroom spaces, and various academic departments of the College of Arts and Sciences. Much of the current mechanical and electrical infrastructure of the building is original to the 1966 building and is now over 50 years of age needing a full renovation to meet today’s energy standards as well as addressing the needs of today’s student populations. Dreiser Hall Located along the western edge of the historic quadrangle and constructed in 1950, Dreiser Hall serves as a classroom facility with a small theatre and communication studios. Many of the building

Root Hall Constructed as a result of the university’s 1986 master plan, Root Hall is now over 30 years of age. With many of the building systems having a projected ‘life expectancy’ of 25-30 years, much renovation will be necessary during this campus master planning time frame. Additionally, the pedagogy of today may well dictate changes to the various learning environments housed in Root Hall.

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Fairbanks Hall Constructed in 1907 originally as the City of Terre Haute’s library, this structure became a home for the Art Department in 1979 with modest modifications occurring at that time. While some recent improvements have been undertaken, the entire facility is in need of a complete renovation to address current architectural, mechanical, electrical, and telecommunications system needs.

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3-D Art Facility Located north of the CHHS facility, a study of the potential opportunities for replacement of the current 3-D Art Program to a new facility should be undertaken.

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‘New’ Theater Following several recent building assessment studies of this venue, it is clear that either significant funds will need to be identified and expensed for renovation to this building or consideration given to a new facility.

Bayh College of Education (University Hall) Originally built in 1935 as the University Laboratory School, the facility underwent a major renovation in 2009 to house the Bayh College of Education. Minor capital improvements may be needed to this historical structure during this master plan period to provide additional accessibility as recently identified by building occupants.

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Library Services Facility Cunningham Memorial Library, dedicated in 1973, contains more than 173,000 ASF containing study space, library resources, and special collections. Renovations of existing space and additions to the facility likely to occur during this master planning process include: Upgrade and replacement of mechanical and electrical systems dating to original construction. Interior and exterior aesthetic upgrades to make the Library more appealing to prospective and current students to enhance educational experiences and use of academic resources. Creation of an additional south entry to enhance connection to the main areas of campus academic and housing facilities.

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Gillum Hall Gillum Hall, built in 1950 along with Dreiser Hall, is also located along the western edge of the historic quadrangle. Housing academic/administrative offices serving students, faculty, and staff, Gillum is in need of renovation to replace obsolete mechanical and electrical systems and improve interior and exterior aesthetics.

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Tirey Hall/Tilson Music Hall Once the union building for the campus, since the early 1990s the building has been the home of several campus administrative units, and continues to serve as a venue for numerous community and campus events utilizing the 1400+ seating auditorium. The auditorium has had very little modification of acoustics, finishes or stage and back of stage areas since its original opening in the 1940s.

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College of Nursing Building Following the consolidation of academic health service areas to the newly renovated CHHS building, the current College of Nursing Building will remain available for a period of time to serve the university as a facility offering temporary office space for departments displaced during other major renovation projects. Following all planned campus wide renovation, the building will once again return to the campus inventory as a general classroom building.

College of Technology Although no major new capital improvement projects for the College are anticipated within the time frame of this master plan, the renovation of the 1982 “Tech A� facilities will most likely occur near the end of this planning period with emphasis being placed on the addition of a new capstone design lab to address everchanging curriculum.

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Lincoln Quad Lincoln Quad, constructed in 1969, is now nearing 50 years of use with little modification since its original construction. With the construction of new housing facilities in Reeve Hall, 500 Wabash, and the recent and planned upgrades to existing campus housing, Lincoln Quad is the remaining on-campus housing facility that has not undergone a major renovation. Currently housing approximately 370 beds in the northern quadrangle and the same in the southern quadrangle for a total of approximately 740 beds, within the time frame of this planning effort, one or both quadrangle housing units are likely to be razed and replaced with new campus housing. Off-Campus Housing With the recent completion and opening of 500 Wabash, offering housing for 252 students in the downtown central business district, this public private partnership may be the last off-campus housing project required of the University. Off-campus housing by the private sector within the central business district of Terre Haute is encouraged by the University. Such housing would ideally offer distinct lifestyle options to the students, faculty, and staff of Indiana State, while supporting the improvement of the central business district. Sycamore Towers Consisting of four 12-story towers constructed in the early 1960s, recent renovations have been completed on Mills Hall and Blumberg Hall, with Cromwell Hall currently under renovation, and Rhoads Hall slated to begin renovation during the summer of 2017. Sycamore Towers will sport new amenities and finishes as well as housing models significantly different from the original housing layout of the 1960s to address the needs of today’s students.

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Dining Services (Sycamore Towers) The central core of Sycamore Towers joins the four structures and serves as the dining services area. Currently privately operated by Sodexo, planning is underway for major upgrades and modifications to this area once the major renovations to the individual towers are complete. Planned modifications will emphasize dining options and efficiencies, with the ability to more fully meet the expectations of the current marketplace.

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Hines Hall and Jones Hall Constructed in 1966, these twin towers located on the north end of what is now the Hulman Memorial Student Union complex have received some renovations internally as well as major exterior maintenance upgrades in recent years, starting in 1998. Additional attention most likely will be given to both towers within this master planning time frame with emphasis on upgrading the appearance and function of the entry first floor lobby areas.

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University Apartments Located south of the main campus, University Apartments consist of four low rise housing units constructed between 1964 and 1971. Capital investment to upgrage electrical and fire detection/suppression systems continues, while remaining a significant part of the university’s mix of housing models. Replacement or major renovations of these facilities should be studied within the time frame of this planning effort.

During the period of this planning effort, no additional capital improvement housing needs are anticipated for this housing complex.

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Basketball The ISU athletics community enjoys a great deal of affinity for its basketball programs. The historic strength of these programs offers a sound foundation upon which to continue to build success. Hulman Center, home of Sycamore basketball, is planned for a major expansion and renovation in the near future. Renovations will include building systems and replacement of the failing exterior. In partnership with the City of Terre Haute, Vigo County and the Convention and Visitors Bureau, a 50,000 square foot expansion to the site of the current facility is planned to accommodate conference activities. A renovated and expanded Hulman Center should well serve the needs of the Indiana State University, and also increase activities within the larger community through the expansion of regional conferencing options. Soccer Soccer facilities on campus are located in two major venues. For synthetic turf practice and competition, Memorial Stadium is the home for ISU soccer, and is located at Brown Avenue and Wabash Avenue east of campus. The newly-opened Gibson Track and Field along the western edge of campus provides the possibility of moving soccer to natural turf at Gibson Field.

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Softball The existing St. John Softball Complex may be relocated west of Third Street to a site adjacent to the current baseball program, in order to share existing concession, storage, locker room, and restroom facilities through modifications of program event schedules, and to accommodate possible new student housing. New field construction, fencing, bleachers, and scoring facilities would also be a part of this planning effort.

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Sycamore Sports Performance Center The existing weight room is dated and not up to today’s standards. There is a renewed focus on nutrition and its integration into the overall performance of studentathletes. This proposed Performance Center would contribute to the strength and conditioning of studentathletes by including proper nutrition to maximize strength and well-being. A Sycamore Sports Performance Center will benefit all student-athletes.

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Bob Warn Baseball Field at Sycamore Stadium The third base line at Warn Field is an untapped opportunity. While the stadium has had major improvements in recent years, the third base area is in need of future development. The project would include a combination of green areas, with a family seating area and hospitality area.

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Track and Field Needed upgrades include, but are not limited to: lighting, locker rooms, bleachers, MEP upgrades, and additional storage for program needs. Expansion of the storage facility next to the railroad track would be a significant addition to the Gibson Track and Field complex.

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Athletics Offices Create attractive entrance to the Athletics office area that would include:

During the period of this master plan, greater emphasis will be placed on adding and/or improving needed facilities such as locker rooms for both of these venues. T3

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Practice Fields Re-purposing land currently being used as overflow surface parking for an athletic natural turf practice field may become an important transitional venue as more and more athletic programs migrate to the ever growing riverfront athletic campus. Football As ongoing maintenance and renovation takes place at Memorial Stadium, continued study for potential relocation of the football program to the riverfront athletic campus will occur. The benefit of relocation would provide closer proximity for student engagement in athletic events on campus. Should Memorial Stadium remain the home for ISU Football and Soccer, consideration will be required for needed improvements such as new synthetic turf, LED lighting and elimination of the current field crown.

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Reconstruct front entrance Rebranded entry that would include remodel of men’s and women’s Basketball Office and Administrative Offices. Install glass entrances to Arena and rebrand entry hallway.

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5th Street, which is now two-way, will remain a major artery for deliveries to the HMSU Commons businesses, HMSU tower, and several residential housing delivery dock areas. Additional study of 5th Street may include a more ‘complete street’ design approach emphasizing pedestrian traffic over vehicular. Further enhancement of traffic calming design techniques will continue to take precedence as 5th street continues to evolve.

Many of the improvements from the 2009 master planning effort on wayfinding have occurred to date. The ability for visitors to easily navigate campus and the areas approaching campus remains a high priority with additional improvements being added to the current wayfinding palette with emphasis on clear directions and signage at important vehicular approach routes. Creation of secondary gateway and primary gateway entrances is also essential to improve and enhance visitor wayfinding.

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Cherry Street Corridor Cherry Street is proposed to be converted into a two-way traffic area as part of the $75 million renovation/expansion of Hulman Center. As Cherry Street modifications evolve, emphasis will be placed on improving the aesthetic edges of the street as well as pedestrian crossing enhancements for safety of campus visitors and the central business district.

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West of Third Street (U.S. 41) As the Athletic venue campus west of Third Street continues to evolve, improvements to Chestnut (from 3rd to 1st) with the addition of center islands and/or flowering planters, and the improvement of existing islands in 1st Street with plant material will begin to soften the landscape of what was once a heavy industrial site to a truly beautiful athletic venue campus for the university.

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U.S. 41 (3rd Street) Corridor Identified in the 2009 master plan, additional study with consultation from the Indiana Department of Transportation and the City of Terre Haute needs to occur within the planning time frame of this updated plan. Elements of improvements to the Third Street corridor will most likely include, but not be limited to: improvements to corridor lighting, improvements to the campus edges as well as creation of landscape islands in Third Street, and finally the construction of a major pedestrian tunnel running east-west under Third Street, thus eliminating the conflicts of vehicular/pedestrian traffic. 4th and 5th Street Corridors Both streets, owned and controlled by the University, will continue to have major improvements over the next several years. With construction of a new addition to the CHHS facility, 4th Street will no longer serve as a through-street between Chestnut and Tippecanoe. The current north-south bike trail will be maintained and a cul-de-sac formal entrance drive to drop off visitors to the CHHS building will be installed.

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WAYFINDING CONT. Campus-wide, ISU continues to increase parking space counts annually. However, there is a need for more parking on the west side of campus that is being addressed with additional surface parking. The desire is to have more spaces that are more proximate to the destinations. Further development along the west side of campus will exacerbate this issue. W5

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Surface Parking – West of 7th Street A number of surface parking lots will occupy the land west of 7th Street. The master plan depicts parking lots that are heavily vegetated and pulled back away from the street and sidewalk edges. Some of the lots are existing and will need to be renovated, others are new. Parking Garage The master plan delineates a new parking garage to be located east of 9th Street to serve a remodeled Hulman Center. It appears the garage will need to contain 400 to 500 spaces. A new garage in this location will need to respond to important campus and urban design issues including: •

Utilization of appropriate façade materials

An appropriately scaled facility that does not overwhelm the surrounding architecture

The preservation of many of the quality trees in the block

Locating the sloped ramps within the inner bays of the garage

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Surface Parking – East of 7th Street The parking lots on the east side of campus are much less heavily used than those in the center or west side of campus. Therefore, the master plan does not depict any new surface parking facilities east of 7th Street. However, the existing surface parking lots should be enhanced with new vegetation where possible. When feasible, the rainwater drainage from the existing lots should be upgraded to include more natural systems applications such as rain gardens and infiltration basins.

Alternative Transportation Societal trends suggest alternative transportation facilities will become more and more important as time passes. ISU intends to implement further improvements on the campus and will advocate for the community’s efforts to implement bike facilities along 1st Street and in the areas of the riverfront improvements. Specifically, the University leadership is interested in: •

Continuing to improve a pedestrian and bicycle friendly route to the Wabashiki Wetland Area west of the Wabash River, and on south to Fairbanks Park and to University Apartments.

An improved alternative transportation route to the University Apartments. The elimination of the rail facilities in the 1st Street right of way has occurred and will allow ISU to install landscaped medians.

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PROPOSED LANDSCAPE CHARACTER As our society becomes increasingly sensitive to sustainability and water conservation, institutions of higher learning are providing the leadership to educate the populace in these matters. It has become common for universities to expend efforts to project an environmentally friendly image in their own campus planning. Indiana State University has for nearly four decades made a well-known commitment to these principles as evidenced by their nationally known recycling center, which served not only the students, faculty, and staff of ISU, but the greater Terre Haute community with innovative programs such as “e-Scrap Saturdays” and continued commitment to the Community Urban Garden.

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Campus Gateways at North and East Edges of Campus The traditional campus boundaries of Third Street (U.S. 41) on the west, Tippecanoe Street on the north, Cherry Street on the south and 10th on the east, have in the past 25 years been modified to now include a central campus in excess of 400 acres, expanding as far west as the Wabash River, as far north as First Avenue, east to 13th Street and south to Wabash Avenue. With the campus’ physical growth came a desire to create primary and secondary portal entrances for students, faculty, staff, and visitors alike.

Building upon this foundation of being good stewards of the land, the ever-changing campus of ISU stresses the use of more and more native Indiana plant materials, and the reduction in chemical treatments in favor of more natural methods of plant care.

With the main entrance to campus defined to remain at Third Street (U.S. 41) and Chestnut Street, the campus master plan proposes strengthening this gateway to create a more pronounced main entrance to campus with the addition of a tree-lined, islanded entry, new plant materials, and site lighting that would enhance the viewshed as one approaches the newly renovated Dede Fountain/Plaza. In addition, a prominent iconic design element is to be included. This iconic structure may include lighting effects, sounds, or other attraction elements to excite and symbolize the traditions of an institution of higher learning with over 150 years of service to the State of Indiana.

Cultivated lawn areas, which historically are one of the most expensive plants in the landscape, are giving way to large plantings of native grasses where possible, which require less water and weekly maintenance. This biodiversity of plants is reaping another benefit to the campus by creating habitats for native fauna. The university has demonstrated a commitment to sustainability through the use of green roofs as well. The soon to be completed CHHS building will feature a 7,800 square foot green roof and, while it might not be readily apparent, Rankin Hall Plaza is an approximately 20,000 square foot green roof gathering space.

Gateways to the north and to the east are planned to be secondary in nature, but to possess many of the same design elements and materials as those found at Third and Chestnut Street’s main gateway. The southern gateway entrance at Cherry Street and 7th Street was designed in 2008 to serve as a campus gateway entrance and to celebrate the tie of Indiana State University to the history of the National Road (formerly U.S. Highway 40 running from Columbia, MD to Vandalia, IL.) G2

3rd Street Tunnel/Crossing and Iconic Gateway Symbol As part of the campus’ natural growth to the west, across Third Street and on to the Wabash River there is a need for increased pedestrian safety in crossing a major highly trafficked six-lane highway that separates the traditional campus from the athletic venues to the west. Although the explorations considered included ‘at-grade crossings’ and an overhead pedestrian bridge, a well-lit

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tunnel option would better serve the campus for several reasons, including the movement of large numbers of pedestrians in a relatively short period of time, the movement of service vehicles, the potential for additional public art to the walls of a tunnel, and to provide shelter during inclement weather on occasion. G3

Gateway at 3rd (U.S. 41) and Locust Streets Considered a secondary gateway entrance, this site may serve as a wayfinding element for first-time visitors to campus arriving from the north wishing to enter campus on Locust Street east to 7th Street and south to the main Administrative units of campus at 7th and Larry Bird Avenue.

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Gateway at 3rd (U.S. 41) and Cherry Streets This potential ‘secondary’ gateway to be located on the NW corner would work in conjunction with the university’s signature piece resting on the NE corner, thus creating a true portal entrance to the university from the south on U.S. 41 (3rd Street).

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5th Street Enhancements/Conversion to a ‘Shared Street Condition’ Concept Following the official vacating and transfer of 5th Street to the University (Tippecanoe south to Cherry Street),

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5th Street has increasingly taken on the appearance of a street where large numbers of pedestrians vie for space along with limited internal campus vehicle traffic including major delivery vehicles serving the HMSU Union and Commons area. A proposal would be to create a ‘complete streets’ concept design for the entire length of 5th Street where both pedestrians and motorized vehicles can safely co-exist. The final product of such an endeavor would be a street with the image more plaza-like than road-like. G6

Student Recreational Facilities The master plan recognizes the need for continuing the development of venues west of 3rd Street, while at the same time further identifying spaces within the traditional campus to provide formal and informal student recreation opportunities and to strengthen those opportunities currently found at Wolf Field, Recreation East, Kennedy Field, and other spaces on campus, and areas yet to be formally identified to address ever-changing needs of our student body. There will be a need to consider expanding access to these sites through the use of lighting and artificial turf.

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Gateway at 3rd and Locust

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UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE

UTILITY FACILITIES

As the campus continues to expand, utility infrastructure must keep pace serving the needs of campus. The following infrastructure projects are planned as a part of campus improvements over the course of this master planning timeline:

The campus is served by the following utility providers:

Repair and replace existing utility tunnel system.

Continuing the program to remove overhead utility lines.

Use of LED lighting in all major renovations for economy of operation.

Replacement of exterior lighting systems to provide a safe and secure campus environment for all visitors.

Mitigate storm water run-off away from the City sewer system, where possible.

Investigate needs for additional chilled water capacity with any campus expansion.

Continued upgrade of telecommunications and fiber systems throughout campus.

Complete ongoing Campus Electrical Master Plans, Generator Plans, CCWP Plans, and Irrigation Plans.

Water: Indiana American Water

Sanitary Sewer: connection to Terre Haute sanitary sewer system that is still mostly combined sewer. Waste water treatment plant is 5 miles south of campus

Electric: Duke Energy brings service to campus via two (2) circuits to the Water Street Substation and the Spruce Street Substation

Gas: Vectren Gas

Telephone: Verizon to campus – on site campus is University owned

Network Connectivity: University System and local provider

Campus facilities include an existing Chilled Water Plant with a 4,540-ton capacity, a Central Heating Plant constructed in 2001, and a Satellite Chilled Water Plant with a capacity of 5,000 tons. Utility tunnels exist on campus to carry steam, condensate, compressed air, chilled water, fiber, and 12.4Kv distribution cabling. Considerations for campus expansion in regards to utilities include: •

Continue ongoing efforts to remove overhead utility lines that are crossing the campus.

For University-provided utilities, the existing systems are close to capacity, therefore expansion may require new standalone systems with a few exceptions as noted below: 1. If expansion was to be west, the existing Water Street Substation would suffice for electric. If expansion goes north or east, a new utility substation may be required at a significant expense. 2. If expansion were to be to the north, the University may run fiber and cable from the existing system. A spare conduit in the existing raceway is available from 6th Street. 3. Installation of fiber for telecom and network services will be necessary as the University continues to expand.

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SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES A number of important community planning efforts were underway at the same time as the development of the ISU master plan and have been referenced within the body of the master plan document. A brief description of those efforts has been included.

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The Rural Health Innovation Collaborative will be anchored by the Union Hospital campus to the north and the Indiana State University campus to the south.

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Rural Health Innovation Collaborative (RHIC) Union Hospital and its Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Health, Indiana University School of Medicine‑Terre Haute, Indiana State University and Ivy Tech Community College Wabash Valley each have successful programs to recruit students into health care focused careers and particularly to prepare them for service in rural areas. Building on this nationally-recognized record of success, the Founding Partners are jointly developing a Rural Health Innovation Collaborative in Terre Haute, to respond to the current and worsening health care worker shortages. In addition to addressing workforce needs, the development of the Collaborative will result in neighborhood revitalization and economic development, including physical infrastructure build-out, business expansion and attraction, and the increase of rural health care services, training and research. The Collaborative will be anchored by the Union Hospital campus to the north and the Indiana State University campus to the south. This largely distressed area will become the site of an unique and expanding constellation of mixed-use commercial and residential property, as well as multidisciplinary, rural-focused training and research sites. As such, the Collaborative and the focused redevelopment will make critical contributions to the health and economic vitality of the local community, the region, and the state. Wabash River Development, Beautification, Incorporated (WRDBI) The City of Terre Haute and Vigo County have been engaged in riverfront redevelopment planning activities, commonly known as riverSCAPE. The intent is to create mixed use/park areas on the east bank of the Wabash. The efforts include large tracts of underutilized land and will require decades to realize. The proposed improvements include the area west of the ISU campus.

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Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area (Wetland) A wetland reserve is being developed for large areas of the Wabash River flood plain including areas immediately west of the ISU campus. This will provide high-quality natural areas for ISU students, faculty and staff to enjoy and utilize for teaching purposes.

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National Road Heritage Trail riverSCAPE Future bike lanes to the Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area (Wetland)

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Terre Haute Central Business District Planning The City of Terre Haute has been working with Downtown Terre Haute, Inc. in an effort to realize a more vital central business district. The groups are interested in preserving the historic fabric, while employing good urban design practices to achieve a more active and pedestrian friendly core.

Wabash River Development and Beautification Inc. (WRDBI)

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Vigo County Area Plan Commission

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01 Highway 41 / 3rd Street crossing 02 Pedestrian bridge landing 03 “The Wabash Walk” 04 Historic memorial sculpture 05 Contemporary memorial sculpture 06 Vigo County courthouse 07 Vigo County jail or future reuse 08 Redesigned landscape between City Hall and Courthouse 09 City Hall 10 Visitor drop-off 11 1st Street crossing 12 1st Street boulevard 13 Connection to Fairbanks Park 14 Wabash River Overlook 15 Sculptural gateway to city 16 Bridge walk to Wabashiki 17 Heritage trail crossing 18 Future riverside trail connecting to ISU and Fairbanks Park

TURN TO THE RIVER “Turn to the River” is a multi-year project of Art Spaces, to reconnect Terre Haute’s downtown with the Wabash River through public art and design. Since beginning the planning process in 2012, Art Spaces has attracted national funding to the project, engaged multiple stakeholders of the riverscape and downtown revitalization, and excited the community about reclaiming a culturally and historically important sector of the downtown for positive public use and improved downtown river access. “Turn to the River” will rehabilitate the 4-square block governmental campus that includes the Terre Haute City Hall and the Vigo County Courthouse. The project will also turn a nearby city-owned riverside property (One Wabash) into a designed public green space and overlook. There is currently no public green space in downtown Terre Haute. ONE WABASH will capture a neglected urban spot while increasing access to the arts and nature for everyone living in or visiting Terre Haute’s downtown. In addition to the city’s population of 61,000, an additional 300,000 people from surrounding rural counties, both in our state and in Illinois, access Terre Haute regularly for education, culture, shopping and health care. The government campus offers enormous potential for public art and wayfinding to promote inclusivity and to celebrate Terre Haute’s cultural heritage which was originally, and still remains, diverse. While facilitating important public river access and a green space within an easy walk of the downtown center, we will ensure that our government area is actively designed to welcome every citizen.

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