Campus Master Plan Update: Preferred Plan Unveiled

| February 28, 2012

The Sasaki team updated neighbors and the University community in forums last week.

The Sasaki Project Team presented its draft concept design for the footprint of Webster University for the next 15 years in presentations last week. This concludes the documentation phase, the third of four phases in the master planning process.

More than 50 Webster Groves residents attended a meeting for the community Tuesday evening.

Questions regarding the feasibility of calming the Edgar Road traffic were raised, but overall the plan was met with general acceptance by community members.

Specifics of the preferred plan include:

  • Creating a new Quad created north of the Loretto-Hilton Center and flanked by a new 80,000-square-foot Interdisciplinary Science Building
  • Developing a housing cluster adding 1,000 beds–built as needed, 100-200 at a time, located at the South edge of campus
  • Building a new on-campus 10,000-square-foot recreation facility
  • Building an off-campus field house of 95,000 square feet (plus fields)
  • Building a new 65,000-square-foot student center and dining facility
  • Redevelopment of the Old Orchard Shopping Center to become a mixed use building adding upper class or graduate student housing
  • Parking enhancements, including adding 425 spaces by expanding the existing garage, creating a new surface lot, and creating spaces under the new recreation center

The entire master plan slide presentation can be found on the Webster-Sasaki website.

The presentations received coverage locally in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Webster-Kirkwood Times.

Category: Campus Master Plan Process, St. Louis Campus News, Webster News

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