Utah Valley University
Policies and Procedures
|Title||Capital Facilities Community Impact and Planning||Number||422|
|Section||Facilities, Operations, and Information Technology||Approval Date||Oct 14,1993|
|Subsection||Facilities and Scheduling||Effective Date||Oct 14,1993|
To provide a process for planning and construction of capital facilities projects at Utah Valley University that will minimize any adverse impact on nearby residents and local governmental units.
- 53B-6-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
- 53B-20-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
- 63-1-33 to 63-1-35, Utah Code Annotated 1953
- 63-1-36 to 63-1-44, Utah Code Annotated 1953
- SBOR Policy and Procedures R710, Capital Facilities
- SBOR Policy and Procedures R714, Capital Facilities Impact
- Minimize Adverse Impact Off Campus
Utah Valley University is not subject to the planning and zoning authority of municipalities or other governmental units in which it is located (Utah Code 10-9-29), but it is the policy of the institution to minimize any adverse impact on the local neighborhood and community, consistent with the attainment of the legitimate mission and goal of the institution.
- UVU to Take Into Account Local Planning and Zoning Processes
Although Utah Valley University is exempt from the planning and zoning authority of the local governmental units, the institution will conduct planning activities in accordance with the provisions of this policy and shall address factors that would ordinarily be considered in local planning and zoning processes.
- Factors Considered
Utah Valley University will evaluate the effects of proposed facilities on off-campus residents and businesses, including such matters as appearance, generation of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, vehicle parking, noise and air pollution, storm water drainage, etc.
- Consultation With Local Governmental Units
Utah Valley University will consult with cognizant municipal or county planning and zoning authorities when changes to traffic volume and patterns, health and safety, noise, parking, land use, impact on utilities systems and other municipal services and similar matters may substantially affect the municipality of the off-campus residential/business community. These meetings will be for purposess of planning and cooperation, sharing of data and information, and minimizing potential conflicts over land use and other issues important to the community.
- Public Meetings and Community Involvement
To facilitate meaningful participation by off-campus residents and governmental entities most likely to be affected by proposed changes in institution facilities, the Regents will sponsor an annual public meeting conducted by the Commissioner's Office on the campus of Utah Valley University, with a 45-day minimum advance notice to the public at large and to local governmental and community leaders in particular.
Interim meetings shall be scheduled by the institution, as appropriate, to inform nearby community leaders of intentions to initiate the process to obtain governing board and legislative approval for the planning and construction of specific projects.
- Purpose of Meetings
The purpose of these meetings will be to present preliminary institutional campus facilities master plans and identify any community impact, as well as mitigating actions, that might result from new physical facilities projects on the campus. The master plans will identify potential future building sites and indicate the probably locations of campus facilities projects reasonably expected to be funded during the next five years. Particular attention will focus on projects anticipated to be funded during the ensuing year, especially the scope of proposed new volume and patterns, parking, impact on municipal utilities systems and other services, noise, health and safety issues. Interim meetings to review specific project proposals shall be scheduled in a manner which allows community leaders and citizens reasonable lead time to evaluate the potential neighborhood impact and to provide meaningful input to the institution and its governing boards.
- Comments and Advice Sought - Minutes Forwarded
Comments and advice will be sought from local citizens and governmental officials, and minutes of these public meetings will be submitted to the Board of Trustees and the Regents for their consideration.
- Purpose of Meetings
- Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees, after receipt of minutes from Regent-sponsored meetings on the master plan, shall review, modify as appropriate, and approve campus facilities master plans as part of the institution's capital budget approval process. Public notice of these Board of Trustees meetings will be provided.
- State Board of Regents
The State Board of Regents will conduct an annual review of the comprehensive campus facilities master plan for the institution in correlation with academic master plans. The Regent review will normally take place during meetings of the board held annually at the institution, which are open to the public with advance notice.