The following are preliminary
goal statements for the UNT Master Plan, all of which will be
reviewed and refined throughout the planning process.
Develop a master plan
based on sustainable design principles that encourage stewardship
and efficient use of campus and university resources.
Develop a vision for
the campus that supports the academic and research mission for
Develop an open space,
landscape and circulation framework for the campus that will enable
the orderly accommodation of future growth.
Engage the Denia Neighborhood
and the City of Denton in the development of the master plan.
Develop an integrated
strategy which provides for a variety of transportation options
including walking, cycling, transit and private vehicles.
Develop design and operational
strategies to integrate the Eagle Point and Research Park activities
with those of the main campus.
Establish clear and memorable
campus boundaries and consistent guidelines for architecture,
landscape and signage.
Provide the services
and amenities to support the various population groups of the
University including resident students, commuters, faculty, staff
and the general public.
PLANNING GOALS AND PRINCIPLES (2002
Campus Master Plan Update)
The following are the
goals and objectives from the 2002 master plan update, many of
which may be appropriate for the current planning process.
Campus Master Plan could accommodate an increase of fifty percent
(50%) growth in facilities on the Denton campus. Expansion of
campus facilities will be required because of:
The current "under built" conditions
The proposed thirty percent (30%) population growth in the Metroplex
in the next twenty years, much of which is within twenty miles
Increase in new disciplines and demands of the knowledge age
that are specifically unforeseen at this time
a "walkable campus" by keeping most academic facilities
within the 10 to 15-minute walk from the academic center.
to provide the amenities for the traditional university student,
while responding to the need for a comprehensive "metropolitan
university" to serve the North Texas Region. These include,
but are not limited to:
Special on-campus study and meeting areas for commuter students
Student life activities which serve traditional, nontraditional,
and metropolitan students
User-friendly parking systems for day, night, and weekend
Strong presence of on-campus and near campus housing for traditional
younger students, married or adult single students
A responsive balance of "distance learning", off-campus
learning centers, and other "connectivity" options
to increase convenience for students to include reduction of
Work with regional and local transportation agencies to improve
vehicular and public travel options from the urban centers to
UNT / Denton
Specialized student services that enable multi generational
and diverse populations to attend UNT
Classes and student services provided for full time and part
Academic / Research
collaboration and enrichment in the total learning process by
integrating undergraduate learning, graduate learning, research,
and faculty offices integrated with the academic classrooms and
other academic facilities. This will be a major strength and competitive
advantage for UNT.
land acquisition priorities and public / private redevelopment
opportunities in the areas adjoining the campus.
campus must be user-friendly, accessible, safe and environmentally
sensitive. This includes:
Comfortable pedestrian and landscape systems serving the perimeter
Reliable and efficient bus system for the more remote parking
Convenient parking systems located on the adjacent perimeter
of the academic core
Restricted traffic movement within the academic core
Provide increased opportunity for special conferences and other
community outreach for the greater North Texas Area
for high quality image, landscape, and visual unity for the entire
Attractive and functional campus gateways
Defined campus edges
Continuity of quality pedestrian and landscape systems, which
include walkways, bikeways, bike racks, landscape furniture,
lighting, formal and informal open spaces
Strategic green spaces for esthetic and functional purposes
Architectural guidelines related to scale, materials, color,
and certain design objectives for campus buildings