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Westchester Master Plan. William J. McGrath Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo Dean for Students Westchester. December 7, 2012. Master Plan Goals. Transform Pleasantville into a beautiful suburban residential campus.

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Westchester Master Plan

William J. McGrath

Senior Vice President and

Chief Administrative Officer

Lisa BardillMoscaritolo

Dean for Students


December 7, 2012

Master plan goals
Master Plan Goals

  • Transform Pleasantville into a beautiful suburban residential campus.

  • Migrate the Briarcliff programs onto Pleasantville.

  • Enrich our community-friendly and environmentally-sensitive campus.

  • Reduce dependence on automobiles and improve pedestrian circulation in and around campus.

A vision for campus life
A Vision for Campus Life

  • Increase the critical mass of students in residence to enhance campus life

  • Leverage the bucolic landscape by creating grassy quads and landscaped pedestrian pathways to provide more central gathering spaces

  • Enrich co-curricular programming through Living-Learning Communities

A vision for campus life1
A Vision for Campus Life

Building Momentum

  • Continued strong demand for student housing

  • Growth of existing programs in nursing, communications, the environment, criminal justice

  • Expanding our impact on Pleasantville as a “college town”

A vision for campus life2
A Vision for Campus Life

  • Transformed Housing and Campus Life Model – Living Learning Communities

    • Focused on Academic Achievement

    • First year and Sophomore Housing

    • Faculty mentoring, advisors, and tutors

    • Theme housing – curricular (student interest) and co-curricular (faculty interest)

    • Food kiosks/branded concepts in common spaces

    • Study/Program space

    • Classrooms

    • Welcome Desks

A vision for campus life3
A Vision for Campus Life

Faculty/Staff Apartment

  • New Housing Model

    • Create mix of unit types to meet market demand while fostering student development

    • Accommodate living-learning program opportunities

    • Provide expanded services to improve residential and student life experience (Pace Perk, added dining option)


Food/Common Area

Study Lounges

Where we are today
Where We Are Today

  • 100 % Schematic Designs are complete

  • Prioritized Academic Space in Westchester

  • Completed the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process

  • Mount Pleasant Planning Board issued and adopted a findings statement on the Final Environmental Impact Statement

  • Financial Feasibility Study complete

  • Board of Trustees approved the continuation of the Regulatory Approval Process

Next steps
Next Steps

  • Complete Design Development Phase – Feb 2013

  • Issue RFP for Construction Manager Firm – Jan 2013

  • Submit Site Plan Application to Planning Board – Jan 2013

  • Complete Zoning Petition Process with Town Board – March 2013

  • Seek approval from Board of Trustees to begin construction – May 2013

  • Complete Construction Documents for Phase 1 A projects June/July 2013

  • Begin Construction – August 2013