The master planning effort now nearing completion updates previous FLC master plans completed in 1997 and before that in 1989. Consultants Joe Bilotta (JBA Incorporated) and John Bliss (Bliss Consulting) have teamed up with the college to help with the plan.
This master planning effort began in December of 2003 and is expected to continue through the fall of 2005.
One of the major goals with this effort is to establish and enhance communications and bridge the gap between academic planning, facilities planning and budget planning. We want to establish a framework and new process for master planning so that there will not be any need to conduct subsequent master plans. In essence, we should always be master planning as we grow and develop. It's a process not a plan.
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Master Plan Phases
I. Reference Information
During this phase we gathered information needed to develop a comprehensive assessment of the needs, goals and operations of the college. This included academic structure, college mission, philosophies and community relationships. This work was substantially completed in the fall of 2004 but the information can always be updated or supplemented. Through a series of informational meetings and workshops we have obtained information on the following:
a. Programmatic Issues – This includes academic, athletic, student services, conferences and others
b. Building Facility Issues – This will include an update of the facilities audit to identify current facilities status and needs
c. Site Issues – Including land use, recreation fields, pedestrian and vehicular circulation and access, parking, utilities and landscaping
d. Space Issues – A space plan will be developed to include quantity, quality, obsolescence and adjacencies
e. Operational Issues – College operations, finances and functional issues will be examined and assessed
Detailed Reference Information is presented via the wesite links available from this page.
II. Design Phase
During this phase we developed strategies and design principles that serve as the foundation needed to achieve the overall goals and objectives of the college. These strategies and design principles will help to guide the decision making process as the campus evolves. Each component of the master plan (landscape, open space, facilities needs, circulation, access, aesthetics, technologies, utilities, etc.) have been developed with consideration of our guiding principles.
Macro scale campus design includes physical plans for the various master plan components. Physical development priorities have begun to be established. Relationships between the various master plan components have been examined as design solutions to our programmatic priorities developed.
This phase of the project took place during the winter and spring of 2004/2005 and included numerous work sessions and campus reviews. An Illustrative Plan describing what the campus will look like in the future is the result integrating all the components into the vision many refer to as the Master Plan.
Detailed results of the Master Plan design phase are presented via the website links under "Future Plans".
III. Implementation Plan Phase
During this phase, implementation strategies are developed to assure the plan is achievable. If not, adjustments may be required.
Cost estimates and long - term strategies along with a physical development plan will address the issues outlined in the master plan. Processes will be developed to assure capital planning, maintenance, repair and replacement strategies continue and are kept up to date. Combining these processes with the academic planning processes will be critical.
This work is expected to complete during the fall of 2005 and will be very important to the overall success of the master plan effort.