Key elements of the proposed Master Plan include the addition of four new buildings, 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.
We have received over 100 comments from our neighbors and the public and are grateful to all who took the time to attend our Open Houses, meet personally with us, and send in their input. “We deeply appreciate the support for our University here in the Houghton neighborhood and understanding that to remain a vital institution we must continue to invest in our facilities.” says Dr. Joseph Castleberry, President. Other themes raised in public comments included traffic and parking, building size and location, an interest in maintaining the overall character of the existing university campus, access to field use and other facilities by the community, impact on immediate neighbors, and how the master plan implements the mission of the University.
The Houghton community of Kirkland has been our permanent home since 1958, and we are very pleased to enhance for the community the benefits associated with having the University as a neighbor.
–Dr. Joseph Castleberry