2021 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

Chief Patron: Spruill
CO - NSU - Construct New Dining Facility

Item C-17.75 #1s

Item C-17.75 #1s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Capital Projects
Norfolk State University FY2021 $48,710,750 FY2022 $0 NGF

Page 618, after line 33, insert:

"C-17.75 New Construction: Dining Facility$48,710,750$0
Fund Sources:  Bond Proceeds $48,710,750 $0 "


(This amendment provides authorization for 9(c) revenue bonds for construction of a new dining facility at Norfolk State University (NSU). NSU's 44,404 square foot Scott-Dozier Dining Hall was built in 1982 and the 18,603 square foot West Campus Café was built in 1974 to accommodate the existing dining needs of the campus. Over the intervening years, the campus has seen substantial growth in students, faculty, and staff. There have been modest renovations through the years in order to adjust for new needs; however the fundamental issue of growth and functional use have not been addressed in these renovations due to the constraints of the buildings. As such, per the requirements of the Campus Master Plan, the campus needs a new dining facility to accommodate the needs of a growing campus. This new construction will consist of 70,000 square foot dining facility that will serve 600-700 students. It will include a small formal dining hall, banquet room, staff offices, full kitchen, and temporary table and chair storage. In 2019, the university brought online an additional 740 bed housing facility. To accommodate the increased campus beds, the University Master Plan calls for the construction of a new dining facility. While the faculty dining hall and banquet spaces have been converted for student use to increase capacity, this arrangement does not represent a viable long-term solution.)