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5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0557; fax (319) 335-0558
e-mail:steven-parrott@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

Second set of meetings set for update of campus development plan

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The second in a series of meetings to seek input for an update of the master development plan for the University of Iowa campus is scheduled for Wednesday, April 9. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the meetings to discuss the future of the UI campus in terms of general appearance, location of new buildings, open spaces, parking, and pedestrian and vehicular circulation.

There will be three times for meetings:

* 10:30 a.m. until noon in Room 4839 of the Bowen Science Building for faculty, staff and students on the west and far west campus -- all campus areas west of the Iowa River.

* 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Shambaugh Auditorium of the Main Library for faculty, staff and students on the east side of campus.

* 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Shambaugh Auditorium of the Main Library for all students and anyone else who is unable to attend the earlier meetings.

The April 9 meetings will allow interested people to review comments made at the first set of meetings held in February and to offer comments on a draft of functional area development strategies, prepared by the UI Campus Planning Office based on comments received at the February meetings.

The first set of meetings focused on discussion of the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for the campus as a whole and for six geographical/functional areas of campus: university services located east of the Iowa River and south of Burlington Street; east residence halls and the Old Capitol area; the Iowa Center for the Arts and International Center; the Health Sciences campus; the far west campus; and the sports area (including Carver Hawkeye Arena, the Recreation Building, Field House, west residence halls and buildings south of Melrose, including Boyd Law Building).

The April 9 meetings will focus on blending the functional area comments into campus-wide perspectives. A third set of meetings will be held May 6 to review a draft of the campus-wide development strategies based on the input from the first two sets of meetings.

The forums are being conducted under the auspices of the Campus Planning Committee by the UI Campus Planning Office. Background information on the master development plan, also known as the Campus Planning Framework, and a summary of the comments made during the first set of meetings are available on the Campus Planning Committee web page at http://www.uiowa.edu/~cpc/.

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