Submitted Application for a 2019 CIP Project

I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: Existing Collections Storage Addition
2. Project Description (One Sentence): Add 2,000 square feet to existing Indian Hills Collections Storage facility.
3a. Project Location: County: Douglas
3b. Project Location: City: Carson City
4. Department (department requesting project): Cultural Affairs
5. Division (division requesting project): Museums & History
6. Agency (agency requesting project): Nevada State Museum
7. Agency contact person: Myron Freedman
8. Contact phone: 775 687 4810 ext 226
9. Contact email:
The Department ranking of this project:
10. The Department will rank their projects 1 through the lowest ranked project (e.g., If 5 projects were submitted by the Department a ranking of 1 would be assigned to the most important or most needed project and a ranking of 5 would be the least needed project). 1
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 0860
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended)
14. Is the property State Owned? Yes
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned? Yes
II. Narrative Section 
16. Project Description: With partial BLM funding, add 2,000 square feet to the existing Nevada State Museum Collections Center on Topsy Lane.
17. Project Justification: The Collections Center is at capacity and hinders the museum's ability to fulfill the demands of legislation that require a portion of all artifacts excavated in Nevada be given to the Nevada State Museum (NRS381.207). The Bureau of Land Management requires that the vast majority of Nevada’s archaeological artifacts remain in Nevada at the Nevada State Museum for materials discovered in the northern counties. The BLM supports the Collection Center through paid curation fees and other agreements for services and maintenance. Additionally, lack of space poses a threat to proper care of all collections, and threatens the museum's accreditation with the American Alliance of Museums. The NSM in Carson City was the first museum in Nevada to be accredited, largely due to creating proper storage for collections.
18. Project Background Information: The Nevada State Museum is the principal repository for archaeological artifacts excavated in Nevada. The museum collection includes artifacts from the famous 1910s-1920s excavations of Lovelock Cave by the University of California, Berkeley and the Southwest Museum. The majority of these and other early-day Nevada archaeological and paleontological collections are owned by out of state museums and universities such as the Phoebe Hearst Museum, Berkeley, Museum of Vertebrate Paleontology, Berkeley, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, and the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C. The Nevada State Museum’s Lovelock Cave artifacts were purchased from the Phoebe Hearst Museum (former Lowie Museum) by the State. Nevada citizens and the State realized that Nevada’s artifacts and fossils were mostly owned by out of state museums and universities, so, in 1959(?) the state passed legislation that required a portion of all artifacts excavated in Nevada be given to the Nevada State Museum (NRS381.207). Passage and enforcement of subsequent federal antiquities laws, however, supersede State law for artifacts and fossils from federally managed public lands comprising most of the state. But, the Bureau of Land Management requires that the vast majority of Nevada’s archaeological artifacts remain in Nevada at either the Nevada State Museum for northern counties or the Las Vegas Natural History Museum for southern counties. We now reached a point where our present capacity for newly excavated artifacts and collections has been reached.
19. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
19a. Type of equipment to be replaced:
19b. Year existing equipment was installed:
19c. Manufacturer of existing equipment:
19d. Model of existing equipment:
19e. Are there any known hazardous materials? Unknown
Environmental Considerations
20a. Hazardous Materials (Asbestos, Lead Paint, etc.):
20b. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? Unknown
21. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay):
Health, Life Safety, and/or Legal Issues
22. Please describe any health, life safety, and/or legal issues that will be resolved by completing this project (Short Essay):
23. Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
23a. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
23b. Explain:
23c. Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? No
23d. What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program? 12/31/2019
23e. What is the driving proposed completion date? Lack of storage space for new collections, inadequate space to care for collections, and loss of accreditation.
III. Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources Section 
Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources (The SPWD will prepare all final cost estimates. This schedule is for preliminary purposes only.)
24. Land (if land must be purchased):
25. Offsite construction:
26. On-site Development: 400,000
27. Utility connection fees:
28. Water rights deeded:
29. Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:
30. Specialty equipment:
31. Data and network equipment:
32. Telephone equipment costs:
33. Moving:
34. Renovation of vacated space:
35a. Correction of known deficiencies: 400,000
35b. (describe deficiencies) Lack of storage space for new collections, inadequate space to care for collections.
36a. Any known commitments:
36b. (describe commitments)
37a. Known hazardous material abatement:
37b. (describe hazardous materials)
38. Total project costs: 400,000
39. Proposed funding of total project cost:
39a. Agency:
39b. Federal 100,000
39c. State 300,000
39d. Other/Donor
39e. (describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding): Federal/BLM
39f. Total: 400,000
40. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 39a, 39b, or 39c funding sources are providing funds.
40a. Name
40b. Phone Number
40c. Email Address
IV. Site Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
41. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres)
42. Will this project require new parking spaces? No
43. Are utilities available to site? Yes
44. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? No
45. Are there any required offsite improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? Unknown
46. Is the site in a flood plain? No
47. Is the site in an airport impact zone? No
48. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? No
49. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? No
50. Will the site require an environmental assessment? No
51. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required? No
52. Will any Utility connection fees need to be paid? No
53. Will any water rights need to be deeded? No
54. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities? No
55. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? No
56a. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): Yes
56b. Describe Site Considerations: Site improvements may be necessary in area of addition.
V. Programming Section 
Programming (New construction, building remodels, and building additions only)
57. Has any architectural programming occurred?
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project)
58. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs? No
59. Usable Square footage required (including storage space)
59a. New Construction SF:
59b. Remodel/Renovation SF:
59c. Addition SF 2,000
59d.Total project SF: 2,000
60. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) : Storage
61. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility: 2
62. Approximate number of visitors per day: 1
63. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment? No
64. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (e.g., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks): No
65. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate? 5
66. List of required facilites (laboratory space, classroom space, office space, conference rooms, cafeterias, maintenance shops, garages) and any unusual related equipment required for your project: