Northwestern University officials today unveiled what they’re calling a “framework plan” for how the Evanston campus may develop over the next half century.

The plan, developed by a committee of faculty, staff and students and designed by Sasaki Associates, calls for reducing the size of the lakefill campus lagoon to accommodate new buildings and replacing many existing buildings on campus.

It also envisions moving parking to the edge of the campus and creating new campus gateways and strengthening the campus identity along Sheridan Road.

And it calls for creating a new campus edge along Clark Street that engages downtown Evanston.

More details of the plan are available in a university news release and a story in the Daily Northwestern.

The plan itself is also available online.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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