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    Biorenewables Facility

    Interesting pdf plans for the new Biorenewables Facility being built between Design and Howe.

    http://www.fpm.iastate.edu/planning/...0for%20RFQ.pdf


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    Re: Biorenewables Facility

    They are only building one wing of that building now. The second wing will be built at a furture date, same goes for the parking deck.



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    Re: Biorenewables Facility

    There's two other wings, and neither one has a construction date, nor does the ramp. After looking at the plans, I don't understand why they chose to build that wing first; it seems to be the least crucial by far, considering the department's current needs.

    When completed, that complex is going to contain an absolutely ridiculous number of offices. They can house like 150 grad students alone in there, in those 4-person cubicles.


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    Re: Biorenewables Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by ornryactor View Post
    There's two other wings, and neither one has a construction date, nor does the ramp. After looking at the plans, I don't understand why they chose to build that wing first; it seems to be the least crucial by far, considering the department's current needs.

    When completed, that complex is going to contain an absolutely ridiculous number of offices. They can house like 150 grad students alone in there, in those 4-person cubicles.
    I think that they chose to build that wing first because the money was there. The bioeconomy is a hot button topic and there was state money available for that building. The Ag/Bio E part had to depend more on alumni and coporate donations. But from what I've heard, that building is moving forward again.


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    Re: Biorenewables Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by bmuff View Post
    I think that they chose to build that wing first because the money was there. The bioeconomy is a hot button topic and there was state money available for that building. The Ag/Bio E part had to depend more on alumni and coporate donations. But from what I've heard, that building is moving forward again.
    The big classroom building on the west, or the office building on the south?


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    I also remember a game with Kansas when Cy (wore a huge suit then) went out to center field, squatted, and "pooped" a couple of chickens that had been dyed blue then chased them around.
    Quote Originally Posted by DJK15

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    Re: Biorenewables Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by ornryactor View Post
    There's two other wings, and neither one has a construction date, nor does the ramp. After looking at the plans, I don't understand why they chose to build that wing first; it seems to be the least crucial by far, considering the department's current needs.

    When completed, that complex is going to contain an absolutely ridiculous number of offices. They can house like 150 grad students alone in there, in those 4-person cubicles.
    The reason I only mentioned two wings is because the plans call for the other two wings and the garage to be built at the same time. However, the garage will be built by the Parking division, so it may be a few years for that to happen.



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    Re: Biorenewables Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    The reason I only mentioned two wings is because the plans call for the other two wings and the garage to be built at the same time. However, the garage will be built by the Parking division, so it may be a few years for that to happen.
    Depends on how many tickets DPS issues each year


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    Re: Biorenewables Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    Depends on how many tickets DPS issues each year
    The Parking division is sitting a little better, but the DPS as a whole is not in great shape financially. The university has this stupid system set up that makes the DPS pay for all parking lot maintenance, as a result, much of the money from parking fees goes to maintenance and occasionally construction.

    Additionally, not many know this, but the DPS completely funds the orange route(?, the route to Iowa State Center and VetMed).


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    Re: Biorenewables Facility

    Well, they're going to be doing a whole lot better, starting next year. The Board of Regents this afternoon approved a package of parking cost increases at ISU, including hiking the standard 'illegal parking' ticket that students get from $15 to $30 each...


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    I also remember a game with Kansas when Cy (wore a huge suit then) went out to center field, squatted, and "pooped" a couple of chickens that had been dyed blue then chased them around.
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    Re: Biorenewables Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by ornryactor View Post
    Well, they're going to be doing a whole lot better, starting next year. The Board of Regents this afternoon approved a package of parking cost increases at ISU, including hiking the standard 'illegal parking' ticket that students get from $15 to $30 each...
    Crap. Are the parking meter tickets still going to be $7.50?



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    Re: Biorenewables Facility

    Quote Originally Posted by ornryactor View Post
    Well, they're going to be doing a whole lot better, starting next year. The Board of Regents this afternoon approved a package of parking cost increases at ISU, including hiking the standard 'illegal parking' ticket that students get from $15 to $30 each...



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    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post
    Crap. Are the parking meter tickets still going to be $7.50?
    I believe so. Something was jumping from $7.50 to $10, but I want to say it was in the MU ramp, and not on-street.


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    I also remember a game with Kansas when Cy (wore a huge suit then) went out to center field, squatted, and "pooped" a couple of chickens that had been dyed blue then chased them around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ornryactor View Post
    Well, they're going to be doing a whole lot better, starting next year. The Board of Regents this afternoon approved a package of parking cost increases at ISU, including hiking the standard 'illegal parking' ticket that students get from $15 to $30 each...
    It likely won't result in that much of an overall increase because people start watching where they park more closely with higher tickets. They raise ticket prices almost yearly.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    It likely won't result in that much of an overall increase because people start watching where they park more closely with higher tickets. They raise ticket prices almost yearly.
    That was the entire reason they did that particular increase; to increase compliance. My comment was simply for effect.


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    I also remember a game with Kansas when Cy (wore a huge suit then) went out to center field, squatted, and "pooped" a couple of chickens that had been dyed blue then chased them around.
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    Re: Biorenewables Facility

    Just for the record, I never worked for Parking, but I did work for the DPS for several years and I worked in a capacity that I'm well accounted with the interior workings of the department and the university.



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