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Campus Master Plan

Campus Master Plan: About

The Queen's Campus Master Plan (CMP) project established a collaborative, integrated process for guiding the continued evolution of our campus.

The master plan will take into consideration many factors:

Topic Considerations

Academics

Enrolment growth and the resources needed to support academic growth and change (faculty and personnel, space)
New pedagogical models, including active learning and the integration of technology in teaching and learning
Evolving expectations, including the rise of the 24 hour campus

Enrolment

Number of students; enrolment and program mix; credit and non-credit

Research

Accommodating current and projected scale and scope of activities

Space planning

Uses and configurations of existing spaces
Potential new spaces
Review of property for potential future acquisition or divestment

Accessibility

Building an inclusive campus community based on the principles of universal design, i.e. accessible spaces that everyone can use and that respect the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities

Library and archives planning

Research collections, digital information, learning spaces. More on the Library and Archives Master Plan...

Functional relationships

Supporting the campus community across multiple locations, including "main" campus, "west" campus (McArthur Hall, Jean Royce Residences, Richardson Stadium, former Prison for Women site), Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Innovation Park
Aligning movement patterns – pedestrian, bicycle, transit and vehicular circulation – with land use

Infrastructure and sustainability

Smart growth and sustainability issues - energy, water, waste, grounds, heritage buildings
Aligning facility renewal with space needs
Decreasing environmental impact

Town-gown relationships

Inclusive and on-going dialogue with the city with regard to:

Gentrification, property values
Economic partnerships
Housing for students, faculty and staff
Commercial decline/renewal
Traffic congestion

[graphic outlining circles of discussion]

Engaging stakeholders:

The project team and consultants engaged with stakeholders in a variety of ways:

  • through an advisory committee
  • through community participation fostered through multiple forums for engagement – on-campus, off-campus and virtual forums, such as town halls, workshops, open houses, meetings, polls, blog postings
  • issue-specific meetings with the City of Kingston and hospital partners
  • interviews and small focus groups with a broad and inclusive list of stakeholders. See list of interviews...
  • consultation events to inform key decision-making points along the process