PHASE 1 PHASE 2 PHASE 3 PHASE 4 PHASE 5

PHASE 1

Discovery and Data Collection, Winter 2014

Campus tours and data collection for academic programs, enrollment, existing and planned buildings, and campus infrastructure.

PHASE 2

Information Gathering and Communications, Spring 2014

MyCampus Survey, one-on-one interviews, workshops, and meetings with University committees.

PHASE 3

Conceptual Development, Summer/Fall 2014

Analysis of existing conditions and proposed options for new development.

PHASE 4

Preferred Direction and Guidelines, Fall 2014/Winter 2015

Development of the option that best supports the Mason IDEA and the Strategic Plan through the built environment.

PHASE 5

Documentation, Spring 2015

The final plan is intended as a living document; sharing its recommendations through narratives, diagrams, and interactive tools that connect financial, educational, environmental, and building-resource records.

Vision Fairfax Mason Charette – Promo

Posted: October 16, 2014

The City of Fairfax and George Mason University will host a three-day planning workshop from November 6 to 8, 2014 to explore various short and long term visions for the City’s Historic Downtown Area, and its connection to Mason’s campus. City residents, businesses and the Mason community are invited to attend any or all of the scheduled sessions during the three-day workshop.

The workshop, facilitated by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, will look at several aspects of downtown planning, including transportation, community development/design issues, economic development and housing. This type of public input-based planning process has been used in many other communities in Northern Virginia and can be a successful way to ensure that multiple viewpoints are heard in planning for the City’s future.

For more information

Follow @VisionFFXMason on Twitter or tweet your suggestions for the downtown by adding #VisionFairfaxMason

Contact the Community Development and Planning Department:

Phone: 703.385.7930 E-mail: planning@fairfaxva.gov

Agenda

Click here to view and print a pdf of the full detailed agenda.

Announcing Mason Fairfax City Planning Workshop

Posted: September 19, 2014

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The City of Fairfax and George Mason University will host a three-day planning workshop from November 6 to
8, 2014 to explore various short and long term visions for the City’s Historic Downtown Area, and its connection
to Mason’s campus.  City residents, businesses and the Mason community are invited to attend any or all of the
scheduled sessions during the three-day workshop.

The workshop, facilitated by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, will look at several aspects of downtown planning, including transportation, community development/design issues, economic development and housing.  This type of public input-based planning process has been used in many other communities in Northern Virginia and can be a successful way to ensure that multiple viewpoints are heard in planning for the City’s future.

For more information

Follow @VisionFFXMason on Twitter or tweet your suggestions for the downtown by adding #VisionFairfaxMason

Contact the Community Development and Planning Department:

Phone: 703.385.7930 E-mail: planning@fairfaxva.gov

Agenda

The detailed workshop agenda is being finalized and will be posted soon.

 Thursday, November 6  8:30 am – 4:30 pm  Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway
 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 Friday, November 7  8:30 am – 3:00 pm  Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway
 Saturday, November 8   8:30 am – 12:00 pm  City Hall, 10455 Armstrong Street
 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Study Area Map

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Special Presentation by Chris Leinberger

Back to the Future: Downtown Fairfax Returns as a Walkable Urban Place

Thursday, November 6, 12 – 1 pm

Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway

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Christopher B. Leinberger is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution, where he consults and conducts research concerning walkable urbanism, and is the Charles Bendit Distinguished Scholar and Research Professor at The George Washington University School of Business. He is an author and co-author of numerous publications on walkable urbanism, including Walk this Way: The Economic Promise of Walkable Places in Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and The Walk UP Wake-Up Call: The Nation’s Capital as a National Model of Walkable Urban Places. Chris also serves as President of LOCUS, a national network of real estate developers and investors who advocate for sustainable, walkable urban development in America’s metropolitan areas. Chris is a former Managing Director and Owner of Robert Charles Lesser & Co., a real estate consulting firm, and is currently a Partner of Arcadia Land Company, a real estate development and consulting firm. Chris lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Lisa.

About the Master Plan Project

Posted: June 4, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

George Mason University’s recently approved 2014-2024 strategic Plan lays out 12 goals and numerous initiatives for the university. It is an ambitious plan across many fronts. The plan calls for four near-term steps implementing plans. One of these is a 10-year campus facilities master plan. This campus master plan will serve to frame our investments in physical infrastructure over the next decade.

Our campuses are essential to our ability for us to meet the goals outlined in the strategic plan: they provide the facilities for teaching and learning, in classrooms, research space, and co-curricular spaces. Our facilities allow us to house our students, feed them along with our faculty and staff, and provide essential athletic, fitness, and recreational space for our entire community. Our campuses also, however, define us. They convey our image and what we’re about both in terms of our commitment to our mission of teaching and learning and our commitment to the environment.

It is for these reasons that thoughtfully crafting a long-term campus master plan is so important. In January of this year, we began an 18 month effort to create this plan. I’m pleased to announce that we selected Sasaki Associates of Watertown Massachusetts as our planning consultant to help us with this critical task. Sasaki brings a stellar reputation in higher education facilities planning having worked at prestigious institutions across the country. They also come as no strangers to the Mason community having led development of our last master plan in 2002.

During the spring and fall semesters this year, there will be many opportunities for you to become involved with this effort. You will be given the chance to provide input through surveys, social media, townhall meetings, and focus groups. Your input is key to developing a master plan that serves the Mason community.

We will use this website to post any and all information related to progress on the master plan. Check it frequently for the latest information on scheduled meetings or to find out how and when to provide input.

Tom Calhoun
Vice President of Facilities

 

Master Planning Town Hall: Fairfax Campus

Posted: May 22, 2014

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to an interactive presentation by Sasaki Associates on George Mason University’s Master Planning Process.  The Mason community is an integral part of the planning process, and feedback is important.  There will be two opportunities to provide feedback this week:

  •  A kiosk will be open in the Johnson Center on May 1 from11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., featuring individual discussion and live polling with results to be compiled and shared via the Master Plan website, masterplan.gmu.edu.
  •  A Town Hall meeting will occur on Friday, May 2 from10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on the Fairfax Campus, Exploratory Hall, Room L102.

Information tables will be available following the Town Hall presentation to provide information to those unable to attend the meeting and those who would like to provide additional input about the Master Plan Process.

 

Master Planning Town Hall: Prince William Campus

Posted: May 22, 2014

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to an interactive presentation by Sasaki Associates on George Mason University’s Master Planning Process.  The Mason community is an integral part of the planning process, and feedback is important.  The Town Hall Meeting will occur on Thursday, May 1 at 3 p.m. on the Prince William Campus, Bull Run Hall, Room 248.

An information table will be available in the atrium of Bull Run Hall following the presentation to provide information to those unable to attend the town hall and those who would like to provide additional input with respect to the Prince William Campus.

 

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For questions, contact Cathy Wolfe at cwolfe4@gmu.edu.