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Add your feedback to a new Physical Development Plan currently underway

A robust Physical Development Plan (UPDP) aids the University of Utah by giving physical form to the U’s mission, vision and strategy and they inform capital budgeting requests and real estate decisions. It’s time for a new 10-year plan and we want your input.

The Campus Planning team is working on a long-range UPDP to guide the next decade and beyond of campus development, preservation, innovation and sustainability. This plan will support the U’s future strategic growth and transformation plans.


Calling all students, faculty and staff

As part of the “Discovery” phase, the project team has gathered a ton of recent and historical information about the campus to inform the UPDP. While the team has studied the data, they want to better understand how all members of the U community use the campus.

It’s vital that the team learns from the campus community what is important to them as plans are formulated for the next decade. Please join this effort by sharing your ideas and aspirations for campus. Engagement will be open from now through April 15, 2024.

Tools to submit feedback online

There are three specific tools on the website to submit feedback. Your input will help shape planning concepts that will be shared later this spring. We look forward to working with you!

  • Map your places: share your favorite places on campus.
  • Idea Board: post your ideas for how to make the University of Utah campus even better.
  • Map your routes: map how you move through and around campus.

In-person feedback sessions

In addition, the campus planning team is inviting faculty, staff and students to share ideas and aspirations for the future of our campus at the following in-person feedback sessions:

  • Tuesday March 12, 12-3 p.m. at Kahlert Village and the Library Plaza
  • Wednesday March 13, 10 a.m.-1 the U Hospital Lobby and EHSEB Atrium

Project Schedule

The Physical Development Plan process was initiated in September 2023. Spanning across 14 months, the planning process is defined by three key phases:

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  1. Campus discovery and data gathering;
  2. Developing campus needs and concepts; and
  3. Delivering the final plan recommendations.

About the process

The University has engaged NBBJ, a nationally renowned planning firm, as well as local and regional experts Arch Nexus, Kimley Horn, and Brightspot Strategies to help us develop a world class planning vision for the U campus.  Check out the new site for the latest information and opportunities to provide your input

The University of Utah has a rich legacy of developing campus plans (2008 Campus Master Plan, 1997 Long Range Development Plan and its update in 2003, 1998 East Campus Plan).