UC Santa Barbara Releases Draft Long Range Development Plan
The draft Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) that will help UC Santa Barbara plan its future to the year 2025 has been released and is available for public review.
The release of the draft follows several years of work and presentations to 40 area neighborhood, civic and community organizations about UCSB's future plans.
The UCSB Vision2025 LRDP identifies facilities and services needed to accommodate a proposed one percent annual student population growth rate projected to 2025.
The updated LRDP will be a companion document to the campus's Strategic Academic Plan, providing the physical plan needed to implement the Academic Plan.
Extensive information about the LRDP, its accompanying Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and the Vision2025 project is available online at www.UCSBVision2025.com.
Site visitors will find downloadable copies of the LRDP and EIR, summary information about the plan and details about the approval process.
A half hour TV program produced by Cox Media, "Community Connection on the Road," offers viewers a video summary of the plan hosted by David Edelman in conversation with Executive Vice Chancellor Gene Lucas and Associate Vice Chancellor Marc Fisher.
The program is being carried locally on Cox Cable and streamed on the Vision2025 website. DVD copies are available on request through the Web site.
Printed copies of the documents have been placed in local libraries.
The LRDP and the (EIR) will be the focus of a public hearing slated for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29th at UCSB's Embarcadero Hall in Isla Vista.
Embarcadero Hall is located at 935 Embarcadero Del Norte (just south of Pardall Road) in Isla Vista.
Written comments on the plan must be received by 5 p.m. May 9, 2008. Comments can be sent via email to info@UCSBVision2025.com, or by US Mail to University of California, Office of Planning & Design, c/o Vision 2025, Santa Barbara, CA
The LRDP and EIR will proceed later this year to the UC Board of Regents and the California Coastal Commission for review and approval.