The 20-acre West Plains Campus is currently divided by numerous streets that
impede pedestrian traffic and limit the future capability for campus growth.
Closing streets will assist campus safety by reducing vehicle traffic and
limiting access to interior campus space by outside constituents. With the
closure of streets, walkways will be developed to improve pedestrian
traffic. In addition, exterior lighting will be provided to improve the
appearance and security of the campus during the evening hours. A wayfinding
program is planned to navigate students and campus visitors to their desired
As streets are closed and properties are acquired, new parking lots will be
developed on the perimeter of the campus. The core of the campus will
contain academic and auxiliary facilities and green space.
The low-lying land west of the Smith-London Bell Tower and east of Kellett
Hall is noted for having standing water after heavy rains. In order to
continue to develop the campus�s exterior spaces, a water detention area is