URI to unveil draft master plan
at public forum, Jan. 27
KINGSTON, R.I. -- January 19, 2000 -- The University of Rhode Island
invites the general public to attend a presentation of the URI Master Plan
for the Kingston and Narragansett Bay campuses. The public forum will be
held on Thursday, January 27, at 7 p.m. in room 113 in the White Hall Auditorium
on the Kingston Campus.
The award-winning architectural and planning firm, Goody, Clancy &
Associates of Boston, Mass., which developed the comprehensive master plan,
will present their final draft recommendations to the university community
and the public.
The presentation wraps-up a process that was initiated by the discussion
and ideas of members of the university community who attended the annual
"Common Agenda" strategic planning meetings in the summers of
1996 and 1997. Goody, Clancy & Associates was hired in December 1998
to help ensure the continued, measured growth of the university's campuses.
Since the process began a team of master planners and university representatives
have focused on five broad areas: land use, landscape, transportation, facilities,
and utilities. The plan addresses the University's resources and multiple
capital projects, and provides a decision-making framework to guide the
image, physical growth, facilities planning, and environmental management
of URI's Kingston and Narragansett Bay Campuses.
The master plan provides an objective snapshot of campus facilities in
1999 and maps out foreseeable projects for the next 10-15 years. The changes
recommended include improvements in the campus landscape, transportation
and parking systems, and buildings and land uses.
For more information about the public forum, contact the URI Office of
Strategic Planning and Institutional Research at 874-4461.
For More Information: Linda Acciardo, 874-2116, Jhodi Redlich,