Campus Master Plan 2020

The District of Columbia requires all universities to submit a campus master plan at least every 10 years to the District’s Zoning Commission for approval. The District regulates campus master plans to ensure that educational campuses are 1) well-planned and designed; 2) have long-term facilities plans; 3) minimize negative impacts that universities may have on surrounding residential neighborhoods; and 4) have planning processes that are consistent and transparent.

2020 Campus Master Plan Overview

The District of Columbia requires all universities to submit a campus master plan at least every 10 years to the District’s Zoning Commission for approval. The District regulates campus master plans to ensure that educational campuses are 1) well-planned and designed; 2) have long-term facilities plans; 3) minimize negative impacts that universities may have on surrounding residential neighborhoods; and 4) have planning processes that are consistent and transparent.

The University of the District of Columbia’s (the “University”) last master plan was approved in 2011, and expires on December 31, 2020. As required, the University is now embarking on the extensive process of creating a new campus master plan (the “2020 Campus Plan”). The 2020 Campus Plan will serve as the central comprehensive planning document for the University. It lays out the institution’s vision, and sets parameters, policies, and directions for the physical development of the campus over the next decade.

As a key part of the 2020 Campus Plan process, the University will obtain input and feedback from internal and external stakeholders, so that a diversity of perspectives will be reflected in the 2020 Campus Plan. In addition to conducting meetings with students, faculty, and staff, we will hold a series of meetings open to the community.