Campus Master Plan
The Campus Master Plan is the foundation for University of Florida facilities and land resources for the next ten years and beyond. In a very literal sense, the facilities, lands and infrastructure of the campus are the foundation of the Gator Nation. These are the places that Gators learn, teach, research, and experience the university community and natural Florida environment. The Campus Master Plan outlines policies for responsible stewardship of land resources and sustainable development that supports the university's mission. The plan is currently being updated to the year 2025.
Campus Master Plan Process: Campus planning in the State University System is governed in Florida by Chapter 1013.30, Florida Statutes Additionally, the University of Florida developed an Operating Memorandum that further describes the plan development and adoption process consistent with state statute. Florida Board of Governors Regulations, Chapter 21, further detail the minimum requirements of university campus master plans. The University is committed to implement, maintain and update its Campus Master Plan using an inclusive and comprehensive approach that goes beyond these minimum requirements to engage the campus community, host community and governmental agencies in the plan development process. Additionally, the University joint committees of LVL, PHBS, TPAC and ULUFPC are charged with overseeing various aspects of master plan implementation and updates.
University Context Area: Florida statutes require that the University identify a context area around the University wherein on-campus development may impact local public facilities, services and natural resources, and conversely, where off-campus development may impact university resources and facilities. In 2005 the context area was identified by analysis of student and employee residence addresses as reported in the Context Map Technical Memorandum. Following negotiations with the City of Gainesville and Alachua County, a final University Context Area was agreed upon. The University Context Area was used for analysis of university growth impacts leading to the Campus Development Agreement.
Campus Development Agreement: Florida statutes require the Campus Master Plan to evaluate whether proposed campus development creates impacts on public facilities and services such as roads, utilities, parks and recreation. As a result of the 1995 Campus Master Plan, the University entered into a Campus Development Agreement with the City of Gainesville and Alachua County. This formal agreement affirmed the building program set forth in the Plan to the year 2005, and allocated $10.2 million in funding from the State University System Concurrency Trust Fund to pay for improvements to specific transportation facilities and transit services that support the University's growth. Changes included in the 2000-2010 Master Plan Update resulted in an amended campus development agreement and payment of an additional $3.5 million for transportation impacts. A new campus development agreement for the Campus Master Plan, 2005-2015, provides $21.1 million for additional mitigation of impacts to public facilities and services created by planned university growth through the year 2015.