Campus master plan unveiled

September 28, 2016 / By: Amy Gage
Campus Master Plan

"The university takes great pride in our campus," University of St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan told a gathering of 80-some neighbors at Woulfe Alumni Hall on Sept. 27, 2016.

"It's a source of attraction for potential students, and it's a symbol of the standard of excellence that we hold ourselves to in all we do," she said.

Sullivan spoke at the third meeting St. Thomas has hosted for the community to gather input and feedback on the Campus Master Plan, an ambitious analysis of both the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses.

An early-stage, conceptual version of the master plan -- presented by Hastings + Chivetta principal Chris Chivetta -- includes 437 new beds on campus, many of those in suite-style apartments; 631 more parking spaces, a 24 percent increase; 215,000 square feet of new academic space; and plans to renovate existing buildings.

Read more in a St. Thomas Newsroom story by Doug Hennes, vice president of government relations and special projects. Or click here to access the PowerPoint (if necessary, click "open read-only") presented by Chivetta and Jim Brummer, associate vice president for facilities at St. Thomas.

The Saint Paul Pioneer Press published a story about the process on October 5, 2016.