UWindsor’s Sunset Ave To Become Pedestrian-only, New Look To Transform Campus

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Tuesday afternoon, the Board of Governors at the University of Windsor approved designs of phase one of a new Campus Master Plan — a new look for campus.

The plan is made up of seven activity and access zones that link to Sunset Avenue.

Sunset will be closed to vehicular traffic and transformed into what the University says will be a ‘lively public space’ that connects points of arrival, cross-campus pedestrian routes and recreational activity.

The University says that Sunset Avenue will close in the summer of 2014, after the adjacent street of California has been upgraded by the City of Windsor.

“Phase one of the Campus Master Plan re-imagines our physical spaces in ways that will enhance the experience we want our students to have. The creative designs in this phase provide new campus gateways, and functional outdoor spaces that will offer everyone places to gather and relax, enjoy recreational activity, or celebrate an event.” says UWindsor President Alan Wildeman. “I am grateful to the City of Windsor for working with us to create campus spaces that focus more on people and less on busy internal roadways.”

Cost estimates are still in the works for the development of each zone, with completion dates varying between 2014 and 2017.

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