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Environment & Infrastructure Projects

The landscape of Princeton's campus has always been a defining element of its identity and experience. The Campus Plan envisions a landscape that will continue to be experientially rich and simultaneously more sustainable, versatile and functional.

The core campus, for instance, will remain the heart of the University's character and identity even as buildings are added in other neighborhoods. Landscape plans for this area emphasize stewardship of Princeton's design legacies through an integrative strategy that includes restoring historic gardens, improving pedestrian connections, and replanting and soil restoration throughout. This is intended to yield more resilient historic landscapes that are ecologically stable and require less maintenance, even with increased usage.

Landscape plans for areas of new development include integrating those areas into the campus by the extension of campus walks and the landscape network, such as the creation of campus greens, courtyards, and landscaped spaces appropriate to the area and scale and the use of new buildings.

The plan also calls for restoring existing areas of natural woodlands in the southern area of campus and along the tributaries to Lake Carnegie.

Project Planned Approved Completed
Campus Greens & Courtyards
1976 Garden     x
Bicycle Route Sharrows   x  
Eastern Campus Athletic Fields & Parking x    
Lot 17 Expansion / Grounds Support Area /
Waste Transfer Station #1
Sidewalks & Walkways   x  
Solar Collector Field     x
Waste Transfer Station #2
Wayfinding   x  
Soil & Trees Replenishments
Woodlands & Streams
Washington Road Stream Restoration     x

In the landscape envisioned as part of the Campus Plan, the core campus will remain the heart of the University's character and identity.

Landscape Master Plan (click to view larger image)

Washington Road Stream Restoration
Boathouse Walk
Boathouse Walk