Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1992
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UNIVERSITY O F ILLINOIS
(The student advisory vote was: Aye, Mr. Begovich, Mr. Lawless; no, none.) Acquisition of Buildings and Land at Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul
(30) The U.S. Air Force has begun to close the Air Training Command facilities at Chanute AFB. As a result, the Federal Real Property Assistance Program is now taking applications from educational institutions that desire to acquire land and improvements at the Air Force base at no cost. The attached resolution authorizing an application from the University is presented in the document format that is required by the Federal government. Included with this resolution is a site plan which describes the extent of the application. (A copy of the site plan is filed with the secretary of the board for record.) The property requested within the application is:
Space 1. Building 918 2. Building 927 3. Building 933 4. Aircraft parking apron north of Building 933 5. Land around buildings 66 acres + / -
Date 1960 1963 1987
Size 13,000 gsf 12,500 gsf 18,500 gsf
Instructional space and high bay area Open instructional area Classrooms and laboratory space with fume hoods
The U.S. Air Force has indicated that Buildings 918, 927, and 933 would be available to the College of Engineering for transportation research and testing by approximately September 1993. The aircraft parking apron would be used by the College of Engineering for transportation research and would also be shared through a lease agreement (at no cost) from the University of Illinois to Parkland College for their tractor-trailer driver training programs. The approximately 66 acres around the buildings would be reserved for use as a research construction site for road bed test sections and related systems. This property would be deeded to the University at no cost, but with the condition that it be occupied and maintained for a period of 30 years. If the property is not maintained, the Federal government would resume ownership. At the end of the 30-year period, the restrictive terms and conditions of the conveyance would be removed and title to the property would vest in the University. The property can be returned to the Federal government at any time during the 30-year period as long as the facilities are in the originally maintained condition. The property must be occupied within 12 months from the receipt of the deed or within 24 months if major renovation is required. The College of Engineering would be able to occupy this space almost immediately because their program requirements would not require any alteration to the buildings. This property would be inventoried by the Office of Facility Planning and Management (OFPM) and assigned to the College of Engineering. The College of Engineering would be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the property while it is assigned to it. In the event that the college no longer requires use of this property, it would be available for reassignment by OFPM to any other unit within the University.