Kansas University is inviting Lawrence residents and KU students, staff and faculty to two forums this week concerning its new master plan.
A campus forum will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the lobby on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union, and a community forum will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lawrence Visitor Information Center, 402 N. Second St.
The new master plan, KU’s fifth since 1904 and first since 1997, will plot the future development of KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses, including buildings and facilities, landscapes, infrastructure, access and parking, sustainability and accessibility.
KU has contracted the planning firm Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas and Co. to help develop the plan, which is scheduled to be complete in November.
The forums Wednesday are designed to allow people to offer input during the early stages of the process, said Tracy Horstman, KU’s assistant vice provost for capital planning and space management. Workers from KU and the contractor will set up displays, allowing for visitors to talk with them one-on-one.
“We really do want to hear folks’ ideas,” Horstman said.
Topics planned for the campus forum are West Campus, recreation and athletics, learning modalities, sustainability, student achievement and transportation. Topics for the community forum will be West Campus, recreation and athletics, sustainability, cultural resources and outreach and transportation.
More information on the master plan is available online from KU, at dcm.ku.edu/campus-master-plan.