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What's New with Envision 2035

CSU Board of Trustees Approves Campus Master Plan Revision and Final EIR during Wednesday, March 15, 2006 meeting

On Wednesday, March 15, 2006, the California State University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve Cal State Northridge's Envision 2035 Campus Master Plan Update and certify the related Final Environmental Impact Report during their meeting at the CSU headquarters in Long Beach. The trustees' vote successfully capped a two-year campus planning process for the University.

The proposals had been recommended by the trustees' Committee on Campus Planning, Building and Grounds during its meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2006. The committee heard a presentation on the items and conducted a public hearing that featured comments by several speakers from the campus, Los Angeles Valley College President Tyree Wieder and Hannah Lee, a deputy to Los Angeles City Councilman Greig Smith, who represents the Northridge area.

View the board report adopted by the trustees on the CSUN Master Plan and EIR.

View the Community @CSUN newspaper article summarizing the trustees' action.

Final EIR/Master Plan Documents Available for Review

In addition to the online versions below, printed copies of the final CSUN 2005 Master Plan Update and the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) document are available for public review at CSUN's Facilities Planning Office in University Hall, Suite 325, located at the corner of Etiwanda Avenue and Prairie Street.

View the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) on Cal State Northridge's 2005 Master Plan Update. This document includes topical responses to comments received on the Draft EIR document, individual comment letters and corresponding responses, and resulting revisions to Draft EIR pages. It augments, but does not replace, the original Draft EIR document.  (Posted Feb. 24, 2006)
Final EIR Document for CSUN's 2005 Master Plan Update (163 pages, Adobe pdf)

View the Final CSUN 2005 Master Plan Update  (Updated Feb. 24, 2006).
Final Master Plan document  (245 pages, Adobe pdf)

About Envision 2035

Envision 2035 is the Cal State Northridge initiative to plan our campus of the future. During the 2004-2005 school years, the University worked collaboratively with the community of the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas to envision a campus master plan spanning the next 30 years, hence Envision 2035.

The goal is to prepare Cal State Northridge to meet the changing and growing higher education needs of this region. That means envisioning a Cal State Northridge campus that can offer the educational programs of the future, serve our students of the future, and meet our community’s needs of the future. Envision 2035 is the University and the community working together to chart that course ahead.

With 33,000 students, nearly 4,000 employees and a 356-acre campus, the University already is a major presence in the region. In fact, Cal State Northridge is the intellectual, economic and cultural heart of the San Fernando Valley and beyond. The new campus Master Plan now serves as a blueprint for the future.

The Envision 2035 Process
The University and its consultants spent much of fall 2004 gathering information and assessing future campus needs for Envision 2035. That information, including input from Community Open Forums and other sources, was combined into a draft campus master plan that was first made available for public review during spring 2005. The University held additional Community Open Forums during the spring on the draft plan, and has incorporated feedback and comments into the subsequent preparation of a final proposed campus master plan that was made available for public review in November 2005.

The campus plan looks at many future aspects of the Cal State Northridge campus, including student enrollment, the needs for academic and other facilities, the layout of the campus, the future use of North Campus property north of Lassen Street, and support elements such as employee and student housing, parking, athletic facilities and food services, and other elements.
The campus plan is not a specific development project, nor does the plan’s ultimate adoption represent approval of any specific project. Rather, the campus plan is a broad roadmap for the future of the Cal State Northridge campus. After a comprehensive environmental review process during late 2005, the final plan and an accompanying Environmental Impact Report (EIR) were approved by the California State University’s Board of Trustees on March 15, 2006.

Campuses, Plans Change with Time
While the campus plan looks at the University’s future over the coming 30 years, the plan also will be periodically reviewed and updated in coming years as campus conditions and needs change. Each update adds some new elements and deletes others that have become obsolete with time.

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