UNM is asking for students to voice their opinions about new housing on the main campus.  The University is currently planning for several buildings that will eventually double the dorm space available on campus for undergraduates.  Approximately 2,400 students currently live on campus.  This plan would add another 2,000 beds in phases over the next five years.

Lobo Development Corporation is holding weekly open workshops to discuss potential sites for the new dorms, outdoor recreation amenities and improved access.  The next workshop is on Thursday, Sept. 23 in the SUB atrium from 4 – 6 p.m.  The workshop is open and everyone is welcome.  This is the phase of the project where students and the community are asked to come forward with suggestions and concerns.

To view a map of the general area visit: Planned Development.   If you want to know much more about the process and plans for development, go to the Lobo Development.

These workshops will result in a site selection for the new dormitories and an overall plan for central campus student housing which will be presented to the regents near the end of October.  In November, the general architectural expression for the buildings will be drawn up, and if all goes as planned, the UNM Regents will hear a presentation in December.

Anyone with questions about the process or the plans may contact Lobo Development at (505) 277-4620 or ldc@unm.edu Lobo Development Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of New Mexico.

Media contact: Karen Wentworth (505) 277-5627; e-mail: kwent2@unm.edu