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Frequently Asked Questions

Why update the Master Plan?

The Campus Master Plan will guide the development of CSULB in the coming years. Decisions regarding the allocation of resources will be informed by this document and the strategic planning that has gone into its development. The Campus Master Plan is a realistic and feasible plan for the University based on the long-standing planning that has formed the campus character and physical environment. It shows the implementation and logical progression of the evolution of the University in the 21st century. This Campus Master Plan provides a framework for land use, open space, development, and circulation. Within this framework, the University will prepare and update capital outlay improvement and development plans for specifically identified projects.

Who is in charge of the Master Plan process?

The Master Plan is responsible to the University President and Executive Team and is guided by the Beach 2030 Campus Master Plan Advisory Council and the Beach 2030 Campus Master Plan Steering Committee.

What is included in the Master Plan?

The Beach 2030 Campus Master Plan will include:

  • An analysis of the existing campus conditions
  • Recommendations for proposed demolitions, renovations, and new buildings
  • Open space and circulation improvements that enhance campus experience
  • Sustainability and resiliency initiatives
  • Updated guidelines for campus architecture and landscape

Does the Master Plan include anything outside the borders of campus?

The Beach 2030 Campus Master Plan is bounded to the physical spaces within the main campus borders. This inlcudes Blair Field and the Beachside Housing Complex.

How does the Master Plan benefit the campus and community?

The Master Plan provides a 10-year roadmap for how the campus will develop our land uses and reimagine our place. The plan provides for opportunities to continue to partner with the City of Long Beach in addressing our physical and connected spaces.

How does the Master Plan address campus history?

The Beach 2030 Campus Master Plan will honor the planning and architectural history of the campus, and use the historical context as a framework for future development that serves the needs of today's students.

Check out the summary of how the campus environment has development overtime.

Who approves the Master Plan?

The Campus Master Plan is approved by the University Executive Team and paired with an updated Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The Master Plan and EIR will be transmitted to the CSU Board of Trustees for final approval.

What is CEQA and how can I understand the process?

The EIR is developed in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act. A process description can be found here.

Who funds the Master Plan implementation?

The approved Campus Master Plan will be implemented as funding becomes available via the CSU Capital Outlay program, public grants, or private support.

How will the proposed changes stated in the Master Plan be implemented?

Implementation will be phased over the next 15+ years as funding is made available.

Who do I contact for additional information?

Please contact Melissa Soto, Campus Planner at