Time set aside to discuss main campus improvements

Contact: Jeanne Baron
Photo of the campus flagpoles.

The campus flagpoles sit at the center of main campus.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University students and employees are invited to provide input on development plans for the center of the main campus.

Input will be gathered during a programming workshop and open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in the Bernhard Center’s first floor lounge.

WMU's Christopher Pyzik, project manager in Facilities Management-planning, space management and capital projects, notes that central main campus encompasses several key areas of focus in the University’s master plan.

They include the pedestrian mall in front of Sangren Hall and the site around the Wesley Foundation, where the Wesley Foundation building is scheduled to be demolished.

Pyzik says Facilities Management is seeking feedback on development project issues such as how to enhance WMU branding and identity for the "crossroads" aspect of the center of the main campus as well as how to improve the bus loading zone and areas around the pedestrian mall and campus flagpoles.

The afternoon’s activities will feature a design team from SmithGroupJJR presenting an overview of the development project from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

The presentation will be followed by an open house until 6 p.m., during which attendees will be able to have walk-up discussions with project principals and share their ideas regarding what they would like the center of the main campus to look like in the future.

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