In response to lighting concerns identified in the ASOSU Women’s Affairs Task force Report, CPD partnered with Facilities Services and ASOSU leadership to complete the Campus Way Lighting Project, which brought 18 new historic-style light poles along the north side of Campus Way between 30th and 35th Streets. Energy efficient and cost reducing lights were utilized. Shields were installed to deflect light away from plants that may be sensitive to extended light hours. This project utilized underground directional boring to minimize impact to local vegetation, which protected lawns, gardens and the gingko baloba trees in front of Weigand, which subsequently minimized impact for the people come to harvest the gingko baloba fruits.
In spring 2015, the Washington Way Pocket Park project marked a new collaborative design concept focused on engaging the input from campus and community members in design for a pocket park in the vacant space left after construction of the 15th & Washington Way street improvements in 2014. Special attention was given towards promoting consideration of accessibility, sustainability, and diversity of opinion. A series of public workshops, an informational website with feedback and comment capabilities, online surveys, and social media was utilized to engage, inform and garner community involvement. Based on the input from hundreds of responses, we will be implementing a design that reflect the desired and expected use of students, staff, faculty, and community members for construction to begin fall 2015.