The campus will be composed of identifiable neighborhoods that will promote a sense of community and collegiality within the larger university environment.
The Clean Water Act 404 Permit Applicaiton
Campus planners submitted a revised permit application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in March 2008 for the full development of the campus and associated University Community. The revised application reflects modifications in the "footprint" of the combined developments, which the University announced in October 2007. The reconfigured layout will reduce impacts on wetlands by more than 33 percent while supporting full development of the campus and contiguous community, primarily housing and support services for the university. USACE has jurisdiction over federally protected wetlands and must issue a development permit under Section 404 of the U.S. Clean Water Act. By shifting the campus layout slightly south and the University Community slightly south and east, the new design will reduce impacts on wetlands by more than 33 percent (about 80 acres versus 121 in the previous design) on a modestly smaller combined footprint. Campus officials believe repositioned facilities, increased density and other measures will compensate for the reduction in total acreage.
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