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Master plan presentations scheduled for later this month.

Students, faculty, staff and community members will get another opportunity to learn more about “...
Students, faculty, staff and community members will get another opportunity to learn more about “ONE VCU,” the university’s master plan, at engagement sessions scheduled on both the Monroe Park and MCV Campuses.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members will get another opportunity to learn more about “ONE VCU,” the university’s master plan. The plan is being developed to identify and detail the physical framework necessary to support the university’s strategic priorities for years to come.

Engagement sessions have been scheduled at the end of the month to learn more about the master plan process, confirm that the plan is on track and ask questions.

“It is important that we continue to hear from you throughout the planning process and I’m excited to announce three more opportunities for the community to get involved and help us shape the plan,” said Meredith Weiss, Ph.D., vice president for administration. “Your valuable insight will help us to develop a cohesive blueprint for guiding VCU for years to come.”  

Public engagement sessions will be conducted on the following days and times:

Daytime

MCV Campus

Tuesday, Feb. 27
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Kontos Medical Sciences Building Auditorium (basement level), 1217 E. Marshall Street

Monroe Park Campus

Wednesday Feb. 28
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Temple Building room 1160 (first floor), 901 W. Main Street

A live webcast of this presentation will be streamed on VCU's Facebook page, go.vcu.edu/vcufacebook.

Evening 

Monroe Park Campus*

Tuesday, Feb. 27
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: Temple Building room 1164 (first floor), 901 W. Main Street

*Free parking is available at the West Main Street Parking Deck, 801 W. Main St., for those who attend the evening session. Ask for parking validation before you leave the meeting room.

Overhead city map showing the Monroe Park and MCV Campuses.
Overhead city map showing the Monroe Park and MCV Campuses.

The master planning process started last fall when VCU and partner Ayers Saint Gross, an internationally recognized architectural, planning and design firm, hosted three informal input sessions. More than 400 students, faculty, staff and community members answered questions about strengths and weaknesses of the existing campuses.

The early feedback led to the establishment of a front door focus group to consider the look and feel of key entryways into both campuses. The group will also look at aesthetics and scale at these important spaces in efforts to improve the arrival experience for visitors and enhance VCU’s overall sense of place and identity.

Additional meetings to explain the process and seek feedback were held with a number of internal and external groups. Participants shared input which led to the development of emerging themes, which will help to shape the future of the physical campus.

ONE VCU is guided by the university’s strategic plan, Quest 2025: Together We Transform and by VCU Health’s strategic plan, Vision by Design.

Those interested in the VCU Health strategic plan or master facilities plan may be interested in attending one of the following sessions:

MCV Campus

Monday, Feb. 26
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: Kontos Medical Sciences Building Auditorium (basement level), 1217 E. Marshall Street

Tuesday, Feb. 27
Time: 8-9 a.m.
Location: Kontos Medical Sciences Building Auditorium (basement level), 1217 E. Marshall Street

Wednesday, Feb. 28
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Location: Kontos Medical Sciences Building Auditorium (basement level), 1217 E. Marshall Street

Monitor the progress of “ONE VCU” by visiting http://masterplan.vcu.edu/ and join the conversation on the VCU Facebook Page and on Twitter (@vcumasterplan) or send an email to masterplan@vcu.edu.   

Members of the university community attend a session regarding the master plan.
Members of the university community attend a session regarding the master plan.