Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Campus Town proposal will be submitted again

The master plan that UIS will submit to the Board of Trustees in November will once again include plans for a commercial "campus town" development on 80 acres on the west side of campus.

The idea aroused little interest from businesses when it was first proposed several years ago. However Chancellor Ringeisen is confident that several factors, including a much larger number of residential students, have combined to ensure success this time.

Tim Landis' column in the August 31, 2008, State Journal-Register outlined the revamped plan.

Download a pdf file of the column