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CSU Board of Trustees Approves Campus Master Plan Revision and Final EIR during Wednesday, March 15, 2006 meeting
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.
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.
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).
the Cal State Northridge initiative to plan our campus of the future.
During the 2004-2005 school years,
worked collaboratively with the community of the San Fernando Valley
and surrounding areas to
envision a campus master plan spanning the next 30 years,
The goal is to prepare
Cal State Northridge to
meet the changing and growing higher education needs of this region.
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
the University and
the community working together to chart that course ahead.
With 33,000 students,
employees and a 356-acre campus, the University already is a major
the region. In fact, Cal State Northridge is the intellectual, economic
cultural heart of the San
Fernando Valley and
The new campus Master Plan now serves as a blueprint for the future.
University and its consultants spent much of fall 2004
gathering information and assessing
future campus needs for Envision
including input from Community Open Forums and other sources,
was combined into a draft campus master plan that was first made
public review during spring 2005. The University held additional
Community Open Forums during the spring on the draft
has incorporated feedback and comments into the subsequent preparation
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
campus, the future use of North Campus property north of Lassen Street,
support elements such as employee and student housing, parking,
facilities and food services, and other elements.
The campus plan is not a specific development project, nor does the plan’s
adoption represent approval of any specific project. Rather, the campus
plan is a broad roadmap for the future of the Cal State Northridge
a comprehensive environmental review process during late 2005, the final plan and an
Impact Report (EIR) were approved by the California State
Board of Trustees on March 15, 2006.
Plans Change with Time
looks at the University’s future
over the coming 30 years, the plan also will be periodically reviewed
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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