The project proposes improvements to the equine center, environmental horticultural sciences, beef unit, and crops unit areas on campus through a phased project approach. Proposed project components include demolition of existing structures, upgrades to existing structures, as well as the development of new facilities, including a new agricultural event center. The project also includes associated improvements such as utilities, detention basins for surface water control, landscaping, and access roads for circulation. The project consists of four project phases: phase 1 (equestrian pavilion, foaling barn, stallion barn), phase 2 (equestrian pavilion, animal health center, new storage building), phase 3 ( ag event center), and phase 4 (crop sciences).
Construction activities associated with the proposed project would encompass approx. 25.07 acres for Phase 1, 12.62 acres for Phase 2, 11.15 acres for Phase 3, and 6.78 acres for Phase 4, totaling 55.62 acres for the entire project. Construction activities anticipated to be required include demolition of existing structures (Phases 1, 2, and 3); excavation and deposition of fill material; grading; paving; material stockpiling; the use, movement, and staging of construction equipment; and addition of construction personnel during the construction period of each project phase.