The Master Plan was developed to assess the manner in which the university facilities have served the needs of its constituents and how the university might best meet the future facilities needs.
The planning firm of JJR, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, led the development of the Arkansas State University Comprehensive Master Plan. The development of the plan was a twelve month process that involved numerous public meetings both on campus and off campus. The on campus meetings were attended by students, faculty and staff at all levels of the institution and hosted in locations around the campus in order to maximize constituent input. Additionally public meetings were held within the City of Jonesboro at the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce building and the Craighead County Library to collect input from both city leaders and citizens. These meetings were held as various milestones within the planning process.
Elements of the Master Plan
The Master plan identified critical planning priorities through the following elements:
- Campus Space Utilization and Needs
- Safety and Security System Assessment and Strategic Safety and Security Plan
- Landscape Master Plan and Campus Standards and Guidelines
- Traffic Circulation and Parking
- Land Use Plan