NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A new vision presented to the Rutgers University Board of Governors on Tuesday, includes a proposal for a boardwalk along the Raritan River.
Another proposal called for a new dining hall and student center. Brower Commons and the Rutgers Student Center would be demolished to create a new hub for the college campus.READ MORE: Broadway Theaters Can Reopen At 100% Capacity On Sept. 14, Gov. Cuomo Says
A foot bridge that would link the New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses was also included in the plans as well as a high-tech research park on the Livingston and Busch campuses near the Rutgers Athletic Center and the building of a faculty housing village on Cook campus in New Brunswick.
University President Robert Barchi told NJ.com that Rutgers hopes to use public-private partnerships to help fund the proposals.READ MORE: FAA Reports Sharp Increase In Reports Of Unruly Passengers Over Past Few Months
“I think if you can’t generate a plan that is strategic and tactical that can be implemented, you haven’t done anybody a service,” he said. “It’s one thing to create a vision. I’m all for a vision, but that’s not what this is. This is a plan. It’s something we intend to accomplish.”
Barchi said the university was trying to determine what each phase of the plan would cost.
Proposals for the Newark and Camden campuses are expected to be revealed in the future.MORE NEWS: 4-Year-Old Brooklyn Boy Orders Over $2,600 Worth Of SpongeBob SquarePants Popsicles On Amazon
(TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)