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Campus Development Plans to be Discussed


Campus Development Plans to be Discussed at Public Meetings

Topics to be addressed at meetings include new school or medicine, parking structures and open space

(November 10, 2010)

UC Riverside will hold two public meetings on Nov. 18 to discuss amending the university’s long range development plan to accommodate a school of medicine, improving the location of parking structures, allowing for the development of better designed open space, and better utilizing land on the west campus.

A meeting for the campus community will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Highlander Union Building, room 367. A meeting for the Riverside community will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Bannockburn room J-102, 3637 Canyon Crest Drive.

An initial study to identify potential environmental impacts that will be addressed in the environmental impact report has been prepared. It can be reviewed at the Tomás Rivera Library, 900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92521, and on the campus’s website at http://www.lrdp.ucr.edu/.

Comments on potential environmental impacts to be addressed in the EIR will be accepted from Nov. 8 to Dec. 6. Please submit written comments to Nita Bullock, Director of Physical Planning/Campus Landscape Architect, 3637 Canyon Crest Drive, Bannockburn Suite F-101, Riverside, CA 92507 or on line at lrdp@ucr.edu.

The University of California, Riverside (www.ucr.edu) is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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