UNT Health Science Center Hosts Public Meeting Sept. 27 to Discuss Master Planning Process with Community Members

September 25, 2006

UNT Health Science Center will host a public kick-off meeting for its master planning process on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m.

The meeting will detail the master planning process, its goals and objectives, and solicit input from community members. The meeting will take place in the Education and Administration Building, Room 108 on the health science center campus.

â??This meeting will give the community an opportunity to participate in the planning process,â? said Rich Escalante, UNT System vice chancellor for administrative services. â??We look forward to hearing comments, concerns and ideas from the community regarding the future of the health science center and the neighborhood.â?

A second public meeting will take place in January 2007, tentatively scheduled for Jan. 31.

The UNT System officially contracted with the master planning team of Carter & Burgess/Polshek Partnership Architects in August to begin work on a 15-year Campus Master Plan for UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth.

The master planning process began in 2005 with the appointment of an Advisory Committee composed of Tarrant County community members and health science center employees. The group met six times before recommending that Carter & Burgess/Polshek Partnership Architects be named as the master planner for the institution, and the UNT System began negotiations with the group.

Through the master planning process, health science center administrators want to address the concerns of the Fort Worth community while planning for the future of all four schools within the health science center.

The four major phases of the master planning process include an observations and principles phase, which is currently underway; a precinct walk phase, which is scheduled for Sept. 26 and Sept. 27; a concepts phase, which will take place in December; and a final plan, which should begin in February 2007 and culminate with a public presentation in April 2007.

For more detailed information about the master planning process or to view information about the public meetings, log on to the master planning website at www.hsc.unt.edu/masterplan/.


Contact: Kay Colley 817-735-2553, cell 817-980-5090, e-mail kacolley@hsc.unt.edu.

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