This fall, we’re breaking ground on the official Pleasantville Campus master plan—unveiled in June 2011—which seeks to improve the overall atmosphere of the 200-acre campus by creating more outdoor spaces, adding architecturally attractive new and upgraded buildings, boosting circulation and connections between buildings, and reducing the campus’ vehicle-centric nature.
“Today, the Pleasantville Campus does not have landscaped quads, a good system of pedestrian pathways, or enough outdoor open space. That will all change,” says Bill McGrath, Pace’s senior vice president and chief administrative officer. “We will transform the Pleasantville location into a state-of-the-art 21st Century residential campus that reflects the core values of our institution.”
Converting to a single campus in Pleasantville has been the main impetus for the multi-phase master plan. Pace’s nearby 35-acre Briarcliff Campus currently houses 590 students in residence halls, as well as some athletic facilities and faculty offices—capacity that will all be moved to the Pleasantville Campus.
What does this mean for you?
The first new residence hall will be located on the site that is currently Parking Lot K, the lot next to Goldstein Athletic Center. As we move to a greener campus, with more pedestrian pathways and open spaces, we hope to decrease our dependence on cars and encourage more walking throughout campus. For some of us, that may mean that our typical parking location has changed. Please refer to the chart below.
|If you are visiting these buildings:||Here’s where we recommend you park:|
|Goldstein Athletic Center||Lot F (behind Lienhard Hall)|
|Administration Center (OSA, Admissions, etc.)||Lot P (no change)|
|The townhouses||Lot R (no change)|
|Martin Hall||Lot R (Behind townhouses), Lot O (North Hall), or behind Martin Hall|
|Choate||Lot ? (no change)|
|Paton Hall||Lot P (no change)|
|Kessel Student Center||Lots F and M|
Please note, in the first phase of construction, the west side of campus will be relatively unaffected so parking recommendations will not change.
The Importance of Parking Stickers
All cars parked on campus must have an official Pace parking sticker—all others will be ticketed or towed. To get your sticker, bring your Pace ID, license, and registration to the security booth in Goldstein Academic center.
Keep your eyes out for new pedestrian pathways and vehicular routes. To aid students, Shirley Beth’s Way, which runs along Choate Pond, will be open to vehicular traffic from 5:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. once a new pathway is paved. Other traffic changes will be indicated throughout campus.
For up-to-date construction schedule and announcements, visit our website at www.paceplvmasterplan.com.