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RIT Land Use Studies collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0628

Scope and Contents

The Collection of RIT Land Use Studies contain two studies of the land that comprises RIT’s Henrietta campus. The RIT Master Plan Land Use Study was created by President Paul Miller in 1975 to assess the viability and future use of undeveloped land at RIT’s Henrietta campus. The goals of the study are as follows: to organize the campus effectively, to understand the existing patterns of campus lands, to chart the alternatives for growth and development, to establish the most appropriate and effective actions, and to maximize the economic aspects of campus land and resources. The RIT Master Plan Land Use Study details campus history as well as considerations that RIT must take into account due to the surrounding community. It examines campus in 1975 and present site developments. Also included are physical development plans, maps of land use, and study conclusions.

The RIT Land Use Study Update was created by President M. Richard Rose in 1987 to reevaluate the Master Plan and to focus on long range planning. This study acknowledges the past information from the Master Plan and examines situations and site developments on campus in 1987. It discusses recognizing the needs that RIT potentially will have in the future as well as physical development plans. Also include are maps of existing conditions and an intermediate range plan. Study conclusions and recommendations are categorized into areas of circulation, building and parking expansion, and aesthetic considerations.

Dates

  • 1975-1987

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The RIT Master Plan Land Use Study was developed in 1975 by President Paul Miller as per his “Plan of Work” long range planning report that included ten goals. The purpose of this study is in direct response to goal nine in “Plan of Work”, which states: “The Rochester Institute of Technology shall be characterized by a cooperative devotion to having its own campus serve as a model which enhances the aesthetic experience of all those whose lives and tasks are influenced by it.” The RIT Master Plan Land Use Study assesses the undeveloped land of the institute in 1975 and provides a framework for future development planning. The RIT Land Use Study Update was developed in February 1987 by President M. Richard Rose to reevaluate the 1975 Master Plan. Its purpose was to reevaluate new information to create a better framework for long range physical growth.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 Half-Hollinger box)

Language

English

Overview

The Collection of RIT Land Use Studies contain two studies of the land that comprises RIT’s Henrietta campus. One study, “RIT Master Plan Land Use Study” assesses the usage of land at the Henrietta campus in 1975. The other study, “RIT Land Use Study Update”, reassesses the “RIT Master Plan Land Use Study” and focuses on long range planning in 1987.

Arrangement

This collection is organized chronologically.

Physical Location

C.S. North, Shelf 224

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

RIT Land Use Studies collection

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was created by merging previously existing items in the RIT Archives.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jenna Bossert in October 2015.
Title
RIT Land Use Studies collection
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Jenna Bossert
Date
05 October 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

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