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3. Estimated cost of project. The cost of the study cannot be determined as one might for plans and specifications for a building. The cost, however, may be estimated by reference to prior work of the type.
4. Status of current master development plan study. The architects for the project, based upon data prepared by the university, have developed a plan for the future development of physical facilities at the university. This plan, which appears to have substantial possibilities for the maximum utilization of land presently owned by the university, has been considered by university officials, and the Department of HEW. Work on the project had to be held in abeyance pending a decision as to the location of the new university hospital. Now that recommendations of the hospital architects, for the location of the new hospital on the Griffith Stadium site have recently been accepted by the university, the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and the Bureau of the Budget, it is now possible for work on the current master development plan study to go forward, with the knowledge that the Freedmen's Hospital site will be available for future educational building required in the building program.
5. Need for the study. The master development plan study, which was developed by the previous appropriation of $30,000 in fiscal year 1964 (Public Law 88-136), has resulted in a proposed plan which offers a great deal of promise as a solution to the land-use problem which faces the further development of the university. The new concept for space utilization requires study in detail of some of the features of the plan to assure that the general and preliminary plan is workable before the general plan is fully adopted.
No. C-10: Medical-dental library expansion, $24,000 (for plans and construction of projects)
1. Appropriation request.-Howard University respectfully requests an appropriation of $24,000 to plan and construct an addition to the existing medicaldental building.
2. Plans and specifications.—The appropriation requested includes an amount for the preparation of the plans and specifications.
3. Estimated cost of the project.-The estimated cost of the project will be based on a general concept of a possible way to provide the additional space.
4. Need for the new facility. The medical-dental library was constructed in 1954 as a part of the college of dentistry building, but was intended to serve the colleges of medicine and dentistry. The space appeared to be adequate at the time the building was designed in 1951. Now the library is crowded to the point where it is impossible to accommodate all of the books that are purchased and accessioned without reducing space designated for the use of students as readers. Further, the report of survey of Howard University College of Medicine, in 1964 by the Office of Education, found that the library is below the norm in other U.S. medical schools. A proposal for relief in this area was made in the program prepared for the new university hospital. Representatives of the Bureau of the Budget suggested that study be given to the possibility of expanding the present library. It is believed that this can be done. Request is here made, therefore, for funds to study and to plan an addition to the medical-dental library.
No. B-22: A house for the university presidents, $5,000 (for plans and specifications)
1. Appropriation request.-Howard University respectfully requests an appropriation of $5,000 for plans and specifications for a house for the president of the university.
2. Plans and specifications.-The appropriation requested is estimated to provide for the cost of preparation of plans and specifications for the project.
3. Estimated cost of the project.-Because of the small size of the proposed building and being a residential building, the estimate of cost can vary quite considerably depending on factors which cannot be well established until the preliminary plans, at least, are completed.
4. Need for the proposed house. The house formerly used to house the president is one of the old structures on the campus. The house is no longer considered suitable as a residence for the president and his family. First and foremost, the present house is largely of frame construction and vulnerable to fire. There
have been two fires in the house which involved a considerable portion of the house in a short time. The present incumbent is housed off of the campus. Aside from the fire hazard of the house, the design and general makeup are no longer suitable as a home. It is a tradition that the president live within the area of the school. The master development program, which was prepared in 1951, calls for the construction of a house for the president.
5. Description of the proposed facility. The program for the design of the house has not been finalized, although some preliminary sketches have been made by the university. It is expected, however, that the house be designed as a home for the president and his family and not an official facility for hospitality to visitors.
Statement of appropriations, obligations, expenditures, and balances at June 30, 1965