RIT Land Use Studies collection
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.
- Creation: 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.
0.25 Linear Feet (1 Half-Hollinger box)
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.
This collection is organized chronologically.
C.S. North, Shelf 224
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RIT Land Use Studies collection
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was created by merging previously existing items in the RIT Archives.
Finding aid created by Jenna Bossert in October 2015.
- RIT Land Use Studies collection
- RIT Archives
- Jenna Bossert
- 05 October 2015
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