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Cal Poly Set to Update Master Plan for Future Campus Development

Process to Emphasize Public Involvement

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly today announced that it is preparing to update its plan for developing the campus over the next 20 years to meet student educational needs and the local, state and regional demand for Cal Poly graduates.

The university is beginning a two-year process to update the campus master plan, which will determine physical needs and guide future development of the lands, circulation systems and facilities necessary to support the university’s Learn by Doing mission.

The master plan update process will include extensive engagement of the campus and San Luis Obispo communities, and numerous opportunities for public input and involvement.  In addition to scheduling several events to encourage public involvement, the university has established community and campus advisory committees.  The six committees include a cross section of campus and community representatives and will provide thoughts, ideas and input related to policy direction.

“The master plan update is a crucial process that allows Cal Poly to create the infrastructure and environment necessary to support the university’s academic programs and advance its long-term vision,” said Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong.  “Given its significance, we encourage those on campus and in the community to get involved and share their input.”

The public is invited to attend two initial public workshops to discuss and learn more about the master plan process.  The meetings are scheduled for:

  Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kennedy Library atrium on the Cal Poly campus

  Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ludwick Community Assembly Room in San Luis Obispo (864 Santa Rosa St.).

Additional ongoing opportunities for public involvement and input are being scheduled and will be announced at a later date as part of the master plan update process.

The feedback received from the workshops and the work of the advisory committees, will be used to help ensure the decisions the university makes related to the master plan are informed and reflect a variety of important perspectives.

For more information about the master plan update, advisory committees, public meetings and other details, visit

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