The Campus Master Plan Working Group has been created at the direction of the Chancellor, after consultation with the UNC Asheville Board of Trustees. UNC Asheville, along with experts and consultants, will develop a new campus master plan.
A campus master plan is a long-range strategy and plan that establishes a vision for the physical use of land and facilities on campus with the primary purpose of ensuring that the University’s academic needs are fulfilled so as to offer a high-quality education to its students. It should be realistic, rational, comprehensive, consolidated, and coordinated.
The Working Group’s purpose is to ensure broad input and participation from the campus community during the master planning process. Members of the Group will represent stakeholders and advise the UNC Asheville Campus Master Plan Steering Committee and other campus leaders regarding the development and establishment of the conceptual framework of the planning process and the focus of the master plan itself.
The Group will focus on the following functional issues:
- Existing space and facility needs
- Future space and facility needs
- Environmental issues, including energy usage and sustainability
- Aesthetics and architectural character
- Vehicle, transportation, and pedestrian traffic needs
- Landscaping, recreation and open space needs
- Financial planning and viability
- Wayfinding, signage, and lighting
During its discussions, the Working Group will evaluate alternative ideas, concepts and approaches to the various functional issues and offer recommendations for further consideration by the UNC Asheville Master Planning Steering Committee and the Master Planning Team. This process should yield an outcome that is defensible, explainable, and supportable.