Firm presenting master plan options

Representatives from Sasaki Associates and the master plan team will be presenting options for UK’s master plan update at an open house on Monday.

The forum will give the public an opportunity to view the various alternatives and engage in discussion with officials.

“Campus master planning develops long-range strategies for the growth and transformation of a campus,” according to UK’s master plan website,

Sasaki Associates, a Massachusetts-based planning and design firm, is heading the campus reform under a $340,000 contract with UK.

The group specializes in campus planning both nationally and internationally.

Among the key factors considered in the update are the campus acquisition boundary, housing and infrastructure growth on campus, green space and recreation, and transportation.

UK has received community input for the master plan, which affects those both inside and outside current campus boundaries.

“We have a goal to see how UK can improve our relations to our immediate neighbors and neighborhoods,” Bob Wiseman, UK vice president for facilities management, said in August.

Monday’s open house will take place from 5-7 p.m. in the atrium of the Biological Pharmaceutical Building.