By the 1970s, there was discussion as part of campus planning about the future of parking at the university. More buildings were planned and as a result there was tension between using land for parking or for buildings. The policy of moving parking lots and areas out of the core campus and to the periphery was adopted during this time.
As a result of a parking survey and parking reports, a revision of the campus master plan in 1975 included more parking at the periphery of campus. The reports also suggested increasing public transportation and Kari-Van service, building a parking garage, and having faculty pay for parking.
Another part of the revised campus master plan was the identification of parking lots as potential spaces for academic buildings. The parking area in front of the MUB would eventually be built over when the building was renovated.