Carnegie Mellon University hopes to construct a new nano-biomedical-energy research facility and a new home for its Tepper School of Business as part of a 10-year master plan presented to the city planning commission today.
The school expects to break ground on the $70 million nano-biomedical-energy research building this summer and have it ready for occupancy in 2015. It would be built next to Wean and Hamerschlag halls on the campus.
It is one of a number of initiatives proposed by the university in its latest master plan. Another project is to move the Tepper school, now located in the Graduate School of Industrial Administration building and Posner Hall, into new space in what is now the Morewood parking lot on the north side of Forbes Avenue.
The university also is planning to move fitness facilities from Skibo Gym to an expanded University Center. It then would renovate Skibo to make it an updated headquarters for campus athletics.
One idea the university scrapped after community and campus meetings about the master plan was a proposal to turn two lanes of Forbes Avenue into bike paths. The plan generated some criticism and the school decided to focus instead on ways to improve pedestrian safety on Forbes, the main artery to the campus.