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Public Forums to Address Updated Facilities Master Plan for ASU

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Two public forums have been scheduled the afternoon and evening of Tuesday, Sept. 20, on the 2011 update of the Centennial Master Plan 2028 that will guide construction and development on the Angelo State University campus for the next decade and a half.

Presentations on the ASU facilities master plan are scheduled 2:30-4 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont, on the ASU campus. University officials, including Dr. James M. Limbaugh, vice president for strategy, planning and policy, and John Russell, director of facilities, planning and construction, will present an overview of the plan and be available to receive input and answer questions from the public.

Open to the public free, the forums will display renderings of the master plan, which is available online for public inspection at http://www.angelo.edu/services/campusmasterplan/. Refreshments will be served.

The 2011 revision updates the master plan originally adopted by the university in 2005. The 2011 update was approved by the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents in August as the planning document that will guide the growth of the campus through 2028, the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the university, and ensure that new facilities support the university's long-range strategic goals.

Programmatic goals of the update are to 1) accommodate 10,000 students by 2020; 2) provide adequate space for programs of distinction – agriculture, nursing and teacher education; 3) provide more support for the distance education curriculum; 4) increase space for student support; 5) assure adequate administrative space; and 6) align space needs to enrollment projections rather than by year.

The master plan's campus goals are to 1) accommodate the building program necessary to support 10,000 students with appropriate facilities for their academic, housing, support, recreational and social needs; 2) focus the campus entrances to better delineate campus coherence; 3) create a strong, active campus with appealing outdoor spaces in the core and with vehicular traffic on the perimeters; 4) improve the pedestrian experience on campus; and 5) incorporate public art and architectural craft throughout the campus.

For additional information on the forums, call the Office of Facilities Planning and Construction at 325-942-2380.