Secondary Planning Issues and Recommendations
While the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum is an important element of the campus identity and pro-vides a valuable research and recreational function, it forms a physical and perceived barrier between campus and community.
- Continue to preserve and maintain existing arboretum land holdings
- Continue to make the arboretum accessible to non-campus community users
- Encourage the use of the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum Land and Resource Management Plan, drafted by the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, in management of the arboretum
While UW-Green Bay seeks to open its doors to community users, prospective students, and other visitors, the campus lacks an obvious point of arrival and key destination points are visually and/or physically inaccessible.
- Create a gateway into the academic core and a destination point for visitors
- Provide a pedestrian connection to key destination points such as Student Services, University Union, and Cofrin Library
- Preserve space for potential terrace feature with food service at grade in the campus quad
- Design and implement the quad as a “traditional” campus gathering space
- Link the Weidner Center and Studio Arts to the entry plaza
While the UW–Green Bay campus wishes to promote safe, inviting spaces for students, faculty, staff , prospective students, and other visitors, it lacks some of the basic physical planning elements familiar to campuses worldwide.
- Create a campus entry that allows visual access to many major buildings within the academic core and provide visitor parking at the entry feature
- Create a campus quad that becomes a social, active space at the heart of campus
- Continue to promote the use of courtyards and windowed hallways adjacent to concourse connections
While the Master Plan seeks to focus on broad issues of campus growth and development, site speciﬁc studies offer more detailed conceptual developments of smaller projects that could improve the experience of the UW–Green Bay user.
- Develop a small retail area on or immediately adjacent to the northeast corner of campus near undergraduate student housing
- Develop housing quads as pedestrian oriented spaces rather than automobile dominated dropoff zones
- Convert existing housing dropoff zones into pedestrian quads when improvements become necessary
- Provide pedestrian walks wide enough to accommodate emergency and event access