Facilities Services
Major Institutional Master Plan


  • Seattle University has started its Major Institution Master Planning Process. Along the way questions arise. Hopefully the list below will answer yours. 

    What does CAC, MIMP, TMP and EIS mean?

    CAC, MIMP, TMP and EIS are all accronyms frequently used in the Master Planning process.

    CAC = Citizen's Advisory Committee; A CAC is an advisory committee that represents businesses, local residents and a non-managerial institutional representative.
    MIMP = Major Institution Master Plan; A code mandated plan for large institutions.
    TMP = Transportation Master Plan; A code manadated plan that mitigates transportation impacts by the institution.
    EIS = Environmental Impact Statement; A code mandated statement that identifies and addresses the environmental impact of the institution.


    Who can attend CAC meetings?

    Everyone may attend Citizen's Advisory Committee meetings. These meetings are public meetings. Notices for these meetings will be posted by the city and on this website so check back regularly.


    What is the difference between the Facilities Master Plan and the Major Institution Master Plan?

    The Seattle University Facilities Master Plan is an internal planning document that identified potential areas of growth and redevelopment. The Major Institution Master Plan builds on the Facilities Master Plan and applies City codes and process. The Major Institution Master Plan directs the massing, setbacks, heights limits and other issues of the institutional development. Many of the graphics used in the Facilities Master Plan are used in the Major Institution Master Planning process.


    What happens after the planning process is complete?

    The plan is adopted then used as a guideline for the future development of campus. The Citizen's Advisory Committee is converted into a Standing Advisory Committee.


    How do I submit comments?

    Comments will be solicited during different parts of the planning process. Where those comments should be directed to may depend on the phase of the planning process. If you have a question regarding this contact Steve Sheppard with the Department of Neighborhoods at Steve.Sheppard@seattle.gov

    last updated: 4/17/2015