Rutgers-Newark unveils plan to overhaul downtown undergrad campus

Artist rendering courtesy Rutgers University
Artist rendering courtesy Rutgers University

A college for the future: Rutgers proposes massive makeover for Newark campus

Proud of my alma mater. Fascinating how all roads are leading to the newly refurbished Military Park.

At the heart of the plan is a proposal to created a multi-block pedestrian walkway through the Rutgers-Newark campus. The multi-block path would allow people to walk from Martin Luther King Boulevard to Military Park, Calcado said.

The path would begin with a new grand staircase, called a “social staircase,” cutting through the aging Robeson Campus Center. Then, Rutgers would renovate the campus library to allow pedestrians to walk through a corridor on the lower level.

Finally, Rutgers would petition city officials to clear car traffic from New Street to allow a green space to extend several more blocks to Military Park on the other side of the campus, Calcado said.

(Which park, by the way, is very close to roll out a public, high-speed wifi network.)

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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