UCSD to create grand entrance at Pepper Canyon

From the Union-Tribune: In one of the biggest physical and social changes in school history, UC San Diego will create its first “front door,” a grand entrance meant to appeal as much to the public as students and ease crowding on a campus where enrollment could hit 40,000 this fall. Plans are being drafted for a gateway that will blend art, culture, entertainment, dining, education and research — the same mix that helps funnel people from Westwood Village to UCLA.

UCSD will exploit public transit, placing everything from an outdoor theater to an art-filled plaza to a consumer-oriented design building next to the Blue Line trolley station that’s being built on campus, near Geisel Library. The school also will add a massive student center nearby, and, in a bit of whimsy, it is proposing to hang 20 play swings on cables attached to the bottom of the depot.

That’s an excerpt of an article published online on 5/24/2019. Read the online article at https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/education/story/2019-05-24/ucsd-to-create-grand-front-door-thats-meant-to-be-destination-like-harvard-yard

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