Office of the
Chancellor

Master Plan

UMKC is developing a new Master Plan for our campuses.

A Master Plan is a comprehensive, long-range vision and roadmap for the physical environment and future development on campus as resources become available. The plan will be designed to support the university’s goals, the role it plays in Kansas City’s future and the needs and desires of our valued neighbors.

Our existing Master Plan, created in 2014, needs to be updated to reflect new conditions. First and foremost, the master plan must be guided by, and serve the goals of, the 2018-2028 UMKC Strategic Plan. It will take into account that the streetcar will extend to our campus, further connecting us to the city. In addition, factors such as the UMKC Forward process and our short- and long-term needs for student services, academic programming and community engagement, must be taken into account.

UMKC is working with the firm Ayers Saint Gross to create a collaborative process designed to build consensus. A working group representing a wide array of UMKC stakeholders has been assembled and began working with ASG professionals in November 2020 to assess existing conditions.

The entire campus community will have opportunities to participate and be heard, beginning in January 2021. The goal is to produce a recommended plan for consideration by the Board of Curators at the board meeting in June 2021.



Planning Principles

Five planning principles have emerged from a large cross-section of stakeholder engagement sessions to create a vision for UMKC’s campus that will support its students, faculty, staff, alumni and the large Kansas City community.

Student Success

Promote professional and social mobility for all learners

Resiliency and Stewardship

Ensure stewardship of UMKC’s mission, facilities and campus community

Identity and Connectivity

Celebrate the UMKC’s unique identity and role as an anchor institution in Kansas City

Physical Environment

Elevate the quality and condition of buildings, landscape and streetscape

Impactful Engagement

Advance engagement for the benefit of the community and the university

Draft Plan Review - May 5, 2021

Learn more about our planning principles

Campus community assessment summary

Share feedback or request a presentation

Contact Bill Haverly

 


Schedule

Campus Assessment

Information Collection and Analytics

Workshop 1: November-December

Purpose: Campus Tours, Existing Conditions Assessment

Engagement: Executive Council, Working Group, Stakeholder Meetings and Listening Sessions, Housing Survey


Workshop 2: January

Purpose: Assessment Findings, Planning Goals and Principles

Engagement: Executive Council, Working Group, Space Needs Assessment Committee, Housing Task Force, Thematic Groups, Campus-Wide Survey


Concept Development

Workshop 3: February

Purpose: Concept Plans, Space Needs Findings, Design Scenarios

Engagement: Executive Council, Working Group, Space Needs Assessment Committee, Housing Task Force


Workshop 4: March

Purpose: Refined Design Scenarios, Initial Prioritization and Financial Feasibility

Engagement: Executive Council, Working Group, Space Needs Assessment Committee, Housing Task Force, Stakeholder groups and campus community


Recommendations

Workshop 5: April

Purpose: Draft Plan, Prioritization and Financial Feasibility

Engagement: Executive Council, Working Group


Workshop 6: May

Purpose: Final Plan Review

Engagement: Executive Council, Working Group, Stakeholder groups and campus community


Workshop 7: June-July

Purpose: Board of Curators Meeting, June 24/25, Final Report documentation

Engagement: Master Plan roll-out to stakeholder groups and campus community

View schedule (PDF)

 

Updates

January 12, 2021 - Email announcing Master Plan to university community

 

Working Committee

UMKC Campus Master Plan Working Committee
Name Affiliation Department
Sheri Gormley UMKC Staff Chancellor's Office
Robert Simmons UMKC Staff Finance and Administration
Beth Asbury UMKC System Staff Facilities, Planning and Development
Kimiko Black Gilmore UMKC Staff Chancellor's Office
Charles Bouse UMKC System Staff Facilities, Planning and Development
Amy Carlson UMKC Staff Registrar Office
Keith Copaken UMKC Trustee Member
Viviana Grieco UMKC Faculty College of Arts and Sciences, History Department
William Haverly UMKC Staff Finance and Administration
Kristi Holsinger UMKC Faculty Student Success
Jamie Hunt UMKC Faculty School of Nursing and Health Studies
Karen King UMKC Staff School of Education
Troy Lillebo UMKC Staff External Relations
Chris Liu UMKC Faculty Office of Research Services
Brandon Martin UMKC Faculty Director of Athletics
Caroline Moriarty UMKC Student College of Arts and Sciences, Political Sciences Department
Kristen Temple UMKC Staff Student Affairs, Residential Life
Steven Waldman UMKC Faculty School of Medicine
Todd Wells UMKC Staff Student Affairs
Kozhen Zhala UMKC Student School of Medicine