The Master Plan process will be completed in two stages: the preparation of the “Building Level” Master Program and Plan, and the development of the Campus Master Plan. These two stages will begin simultaneously and run concurrently in the initial phase of the project.
Upon completion, the Building Master Program and Plan will lead in and inform the completion of the Campus Master Plan. Together, the Master Program and Campus Master Plan will align with the College’s strategic goals.
The early stages of the project will define the necessary parameters for developing the Campus Master Plan and will include the following:
- An inventory of space and equipment requirements;
- An assessment of client and user needs;
- A critical review of relevant precedents;
- An analysis of community and site conditions;
- A review of the relevant laws and standards and an assessment of their implications for the project; and
- A definition of site selection and design assessment criteria.
The Planning process will describe the Campus adaptation and development to changes in academic delivery, community and operational needs. It is understood that the planning horizon for this project is 10 to 20 year. Key considerations will be:
- Compatibility with the neighbourhood and community;
- A shared vision for the Campus setting that delivers on Seneca’s Strategic Plan;
- A Built Form framework, including identifying strategies for future expansion;
- An Open Space framework that shapes and connects a system of exterior places;
- Site and building accessibility, including public transit, site circulation, pedestrian networks, cycling networks, vehicular networks servicing and parking;
- Balancing the built development with natural and landscaped environments; and
- Sustainable design.