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Release: Immediate

Third set of meetings set for update of campus development plan

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The third and final set of meetings to seek input for an update of the master development plan for the University of Iowa campus is scheduled for Tuesday, May 6. 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 Room 107 of the English Philosophy Building 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 May 6 meetings will allow interested people to review comments made at meetings held in February and April and to offer comments on a draft of campus-wide development strategies, prepared by the UI Campus Planning Office based on comments received at the previous 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 meetings attempted to blend the functional area comments into campus-wide perspectives.

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 two sets of meetings are available on the Campus Planning Committee web page at