More Than 1,000 Sign Petition Against U Of New Hampshire Master Plan Ideas

Friday, April 20, 2012

More than 1,000 signatures have been collected as an online petition brings attention to opposition from students, faculty, staff and the community toward proposed ideas of the updated University of New Hampshire Campus Master Plan.

Of most concern are expansive retail opportunities being considered for the west edge of campus that would impact not only the direct land that could be used, but the surrounding lands as well. An image of Cabela's, an outdoor recreation retail store, is shown in slides of the plan to illustrate what type of buildings and designs might best fit along the edge of campus.

The online petition, which had 1,025 signatures by Wednesday afternoon, had signers sharing concerns that were brought up during Tuesday's forum, though not thoroughly answered.

Self-described local farmer and local food advocate and former UNH staff member Kate Donald included with her signature on April 17:

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