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  October 27, 2003

Meetings Set For November 5
To Discuss Campus Master Plan

As part of planning for the implementation of 21st Century UConn, the University has re-engaged the services of JJR Inc., and Chance Management, the consultants who helped guide the development of two earlier plans.

On Wednesday, November 5, the consultants will meet in Bishop Center with the Master Plan Advisory Committee from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30a.m. and with the University Parking Advisory Committee from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public. There will be time for public participation.

The meetings are part of a series that will occur this academic year, as the plan is finalized in preparation for presentation to the Board of Trustees in the summer or fall of 2004. For more information, contact Karla Fox, co-chair of the Master Plan Advisory Committee.

The first plan (Master Plan I), a comprehensive plan for developing the University that was adopted in 1998, established such development principles as creating a core pedestrian campus with peripheral parking garages. It also adopted construction and renovation guidelines such as peaking the roofs of buildings and having a common campus building theme of brick with white stone accents.

Master Plan I looked at development goals for the Storrs campus core, the agricultural and Depot campuses in Storrs, and the regional campuses.

Master Plan II, the "Outlying Parcels Master Plan," was adopted in 2000 and contained recommendations for possible future development of the North Campus (formerly known as Conn Tech Park), as well as revisiting potential land uses for the agricultural and Depot campuses.

The present planning endeavor will revisit the further development of the campus core and agricultural campus, and will review parking and transportation systems development.