Campus Planning: A division of Facilities & Campus Services

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Master Plan

The UMass Amherst Campus Master Plan 2012 provides a framework for capacity development for the campus going forward to 2020 and beyond to 2050. The plan establishes a shared vision for future development that features new open spaces; transportation and pedestrian safety; parking decks built on the edge of campus; new bike-ways; new circulation systems including pathways with striking views of the Pioneer Valley; improvements to utilities; and a strategy for reuse of historic buildings. Campus Planning held more than 90 events in 2010 - 2012 with key stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, host communities and regional representatives – an outreach and engagement approach that was complemented by web-based surveys and applications to encourage participation.

To meet the university’s current academic and research mission, the plan locates more than 1 million gross square feet of facilities over the next decade. In an effort to position the university for an unknown future, the plan also illustrates approximately 7 million additional gross square feet, creating a compact, environmentally sensitive and efficient campus. The plan adopts an approach that mixes traditional land uses around a core of facilities adjacent to the campus lawns and pond. This new pattern will encourage a creative environment that will support collaboration, co-curricular learning and research, and will help create a vibrant environment all day and throughout the year. The more "compact/urban environment" in the campus core will also support the campus’s sustainability agenda by promoting shared resources, walking and the careful use of land.

2015 Master Plan Sustainability

2014 Community Update

2013 Gateway Transportation Study

2012 Campus Master Plan

2012 Campus Master Plan Executive Summary

Campus Master Plan Explorer

2010 Framework Plan: Preliminary Observations of Existing Conditions

2007 Campus Physical Master Plan

1995 Landscape for Learning

1993 Comprehensive Master Plan