Campus plan website updated
Posted January 18, 2007; 06:28 p.m.
The website created for the University's campus planning effort has
been updated with all of the comprehensive information presented at
last fall's open forum for the campus and local communities.
Viewers can now go to www.campusplan.princeton.edu and see the visuals and read the documentation that was presented at the Nov. 8 event in the Chancellor Green Rotunda. As work progresses, additional information will be posted on the site.
The University is midway through a two-year effort to create a comprehensive plan for the campus that will guide development over the next 10 years and beyond. The open forum -- and now the website -- provide an opportunity for the planning team to make available more detailed information on the planning effort as well as to learn more about issues that matter to the University and local communities.
Feedback is being sought through an e-mail link on the "continuing dialogue" portion of the site.
The website incorporates and expands on the materials presented at the open forum. It includes a timeline describing the development of the campus since it was established in Princeton in 1756, along with maps and images. Like the open forum, it is organized by themes, ranging from landscaping and sustainability to parking and transportation, and by the various campus neighborhoods that are part of the plan.
The planning effort is being led by the award-winning firm of Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP. Working with a team of seven other planning and design firms specializing in transportation engineering, landscape design, storm water management, parking and wayfinding, BBB is taking a fresh look at the 400-acre campus, providing a framework for campus growth that seeks to strengthen and reintroduce a landscape network throughout the campus while improving traffic, parking and pedestrian circulation between the campus and surrounding neighborhoods.
The initiative follows an intensive series of internal discussions with senior administrators, faculty, architects and other key stakeholders through which the University has developed a set of overarching principles for campus planning and development: maintain a pedestrian-oriented campus; preserve the park-like character of the campus; maintain campus "neighborhoods" while promoting a sense of community; develop in an environmentally responsible manner; and sustain strong community relations.