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NCCU Begins New 10-Year Master Plan Development

North Carolina Central University has hired Vines Architecture to develop a comprehensive 10-year Campus Master Plan. The plan will include strategies and recommendations for building and facilities development, improvements to infrastructure, updated campus standards and identification of potential land acquisition. The plan will also identify areas of the campus to be designated as “Millennial Campus,” a designation of land that is intended to support public-private partnership such as development of new student housing, as well as potential community and corporate partnerships. The final Millennial Campus designation requires approval from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.

The goals of the master plan are to:

  • Create an experience that exposes students to diversity, technology, information, and ideas that prepare them to be job-ready in a global environment;
  • Redevelop the academic and historic core and enhance the identity and sense of place on NCCU’s campus;
  • Improve access and circulation within the campus;
  • Strengthen connectivity to the surrounding community and downtown Durham;
  • Provide facilities that foster interdisciplinary collaboration and support strategic partnerships with other institutions, businesses and communities;
  • Develop and improve social gathering and meeting spaces that support an intellectual and creative campus environment;
  • Provide greater visibility for NCCU’s research, academics, athletics and other programs and campus activities;
  • Improve and build new infrastructure and security to better accommodate the NCCU community as it grows and thrives;
  • Develop a sustainability framework;
  • Build on NCCU’s legacy as a leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the university’s history of social activism, community service and community leadership.

The first Master Plan Committee Meeting was held March 20, 2018. Completion of the Master Plan is expected in December of 2018.

Published: Thursday, May 10, 2018
by Associate Vice Chancellor, Ayana D Hernandez
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