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Campus Land Use Master Plan

The Campus Land Use Master Plan provides a flexible framework for guiding the physical organization of the Michigan State University (MSU) campus. The plan includes overarching campus planning principles, specific system recommendations, and the University Zoning Ordinance. The plan is updated every five years to provide University administration with a current and relevant decision-making tool in concert with additional planning documents that include but are not limited to:

  • Mobility Plan (under development)
  • Five-Year Plan and Capital Outlay Request
  • Capital Renewal (deferred maintenance) Priorities
  • Residential and Hospitality Services Strategic Plan
  • Utility and Infrastructure Plans (water, steam, electric, gas, storm water)
  • Power Plant Master Plans
  • Storm Water Permit
  • Barrier Free Accessibility Plan
  • Energy Conservation Plan
  • Well Head Protection Plan

Given the size and complexity of the campus’s physical composition, coordinating the land use plan with a mobility plan will facilitate the University’s ability to achieve its mission within a culture of high performance. Together, the land use and mobility plans will enable the connections, collaboration, and conversations required to drive academic success and research innovation. To this end, President Simon has directed the Executive Vice President for Administrative Services to lead the effort in developing a mobility plan.

The plan is updated every five years to provide the university administration with a current and relevant decision making tool organized around three main sections:

  1. Campus planning principles
  2. Land use recommendations
  3. University Zoning Ordinance