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F. Physical Development Plan (PR 3A)
President Wethington recommended that the Board approve the
University of Kentucky Physical Development Plan. Professor Rhoads so
moved, and her motion was seconded by Mr. Burnett. President
Wethington then called on Dr. Clapp to make a presentation to the
Board on the Plan.
Dr. Clapp said that it is important to understand the intent of
the project. It is not to articulate each opportunity and to document
each solution to a problem. It is to raise the awareness of those who
design the future campus, to articulate concern and to instill an
understanding of, and sympathy for, the critical issues involved. He
emphasized that it is not meant to be a final, definitive,
unalterable, end product. It defines guidelines and processes
developed from university strategic and planning goals to provide a
direction for university land use and development. The Plan is meant
to be continuously updated to reflect the university's changing needs
Following a review of the concept of the document, he reviewed
the goals and objectives that were established in the Plan:
1. Space needs.
2. Diminish pedestrain and vehicular conflicts.
3. Redirect the university's parking strategy.
4. Develop and integrate pedestrian circulation systems and
5. Enhance the university's image and historic character and
further develop the campus identity.
6. Integrate the Medical Center and Lexington Campus growth
7. Limit infill in the academic core of the campus.
8-. Develop student service and activity spaces.
9. Maintain and enhance open spaces on the campus.
Through a series of slides, Dr. Clapp elaborated on the three
basic parts of the Plan:
1. An assessment of the campus as the consultant found it at
the time of the study.
2. A concept that the consultant put together to deal with
the problems identified as a result of the assessment.
3. Specific recommendations for the implementation of the
concepts that the consultant identified.
He stated that the most important point about the assessment
made by the consultant is that the university has reached the end of
the line in terms of the current space available on campus; the
alternative is to find a way outside the current boundaries for the
continued growth, development and support of programs.