Campus Master Plans
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.
Van Ness Master Plan
The University of the District of Columbia’s (the “University”) Van Ness last master plan was initially approved in 2011. The current master plan (“2020 Van Ness Campus Master Plan”) will expire on December 31, 2029. The 2020 Van Ness Campus Master Plan serves as the central comprehensive planning document for the Van Ness Campus. It lays out the institution’s vision, and sets parameters, policies, and directions for the physical development of the campus over the next decade.
Bertie Backus Master Plan
The University is now embarking on the extensive process of creating a new campus master plan for the Bertie Backus Campus. As a key part of the Backus Campus Master 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 master plan for this campus. In addition to conducting meetings with students, faculty, and staff, we will hold meetings open to the community.
Van Ness Campus
Bertie Backus Campus
10/19/2022 – Community Meeting Presentation
11/16/2022 – 5A ANC Commission Meeting Presentation
Campus Master Plan Stakeholder Survey