Beginning Monday, Dartmouth will launch a series of meetings to continue community engagement and input on the plan to add apartment-style residential buildings for students on the west side of Lyme Road as part of the North End of campus.
“To date, we have received important feedback on this project from Dartmouth and the surrounding community,” says Executive Vice President Rick Mills. “As we further refine the plan, we look forward to continued input on key areas to ensure that the final project fits into the community while addressing the need for expanded residential options.”
Each of the meetings will begin at 6 p.m. in Oopik Auditorium, in the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center. In addition to the in-person session, people may participate in the meeting remotely. (Register for remote participation.)
“We realize people are busy in the summer, so we’ve added the remote participation option to each session so that we can keep the project on track,” says Vice President for Campus Services Josh Keniston.
Representatives from the architectural teams at Ayers Saint Gross and Michaels Student Living are expected to join Mills and Keniston at the July 11 session. Both companies are working with Dartmouth on the project.
The first session will provide an overview of the project, how it fits into Dartmouth’s long-term planning, the residential design, and green space connections. A significant portion of the meeting will be dedicated to community feedback, offering attendees an opportunity to share ideas on how to refine the proposal.
Four additional top-specific sessions are scheduled on subsequent Mondays this month and in August. The topic of the July 25 meeting is building design and materials; Aug. 1 is programming and student experience; Aug. 8 is green and public spaces; and Aug. 15 is sustainability and transportation. Additional detail is available on the North End residential project website.