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Please Join Us: Northwest University Master Plan Update Second Open House

Please Join Us: Northwest University Master Plan Update Second Open House

Kirkland, Wash. — Community members and other interested people are invited to attend Northwest University’s second open house, held in response to public comment, to learn more about adjustments made to Northwest University’s proposed Master Plan Update. The open house is scheduled for:

Northwest University Master Plan Update Second Open House
Monday, May 9, 2016, 6–8 p.m.
Argue Health and Sciences Center (HSC) Room 104

“We’ve received over 100 comments from our neighbors and the public and are grateful to all who took the time to attend the March 30 Open House, meet personally with us, and send in their input,” said Dr. Joseph Castleberry, the University's president. “We deeply appreciate the support for our University here in the Houghton neighborhood and the understanding that to remain a vital institution, we must continue to invest in our facilities.”

Other themes raised in public comments included traffic and parking, building size and location, an interest in maintaining the overall character of the existing campus, community access to athletic fields and other facilities, impact on immediate neighbors, and how the Master Plan implements the mission of the University

Key elements of the proposed Master Plan include the addition of four new buildings, the replacement of three existing buildings and associated improvements, modifications to height limits in some areas of campus, clarification of enrollment caps and athletic field use, revision of traffic patterns, addition of parking stalls, alteration of campus access off of NE 53rd, and more. 

The open house is part of NU’s Master Plan public engagement effort that also includes meeting with neighborhood groups, neighboring institutions, individuals, and others interested in the plan. To request a meeting or more information or to provide feedback, contact us at The University expects to submit its formal Master Plan Update application to the City of Kirkland in June. 

Northwest University is a regionally accredited, private, non-profit Christian university offering associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Established in 1934, NU has been driven by its mission to build a learning community dedicated to spiritual vitality, academic excellence, and empowered engagement with human need. 

Second Open House Program

6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | View display boards and talk to consultants and NU leaders

6:30 p.m. | Presentation

Until 8:00 p.m. | View display boards and talk to consultants and NU leaders

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