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Pleasantville Master Site Plan

Master Site Plan Highlights

Residence Halls

  • Build three new 4-story residence halls and renovate existing Martin Hall.
  • Replace three townhouse buildings at the northern end of campus with new residence halls of comparable size.
  • Increase beds on campus from 690 to 1,400 to replace beds at Briarcliff campus and accommodate existing students who want to live on campus.

Open Space and Infrastructure

  • Create new “campus green” at center linked by pedestrian paths.
  • Reconfigure and relocate parking out of campus core.
  • Create clear access to west and east sides of campus with new tree-lined entrance at West Entry off Bedford Road.

Athletic and Recreational Facilities

  • Build new multipurpose field for football, women’s soccer and men’s and women’s lacrosse with artificial turf, lights and a new grandstand.
  • Renovate existing baseball field “Finnerty Field” with artificial turf and lighting. The renovation will also include seating along with an enclosed press box. The renovated Finnerty Field will also serve as the home surface for our new women’s field hockey program.
  • Create grass softball field at southwest corner of campus with bowl seating behind the plate.
  • Construct new field house at south end of multipurpose field that will include a new strength center, athletic training facilities and team locker rooms.

Administration and Academic Facilities

  • Renovate and expand Kessel Student Center to provide for students moving from Briarcliff.
  • Renovate North Hall for the administrative offices moving from Briarcliff campus.
  • Create new Welcome Center off the new West Entry.
  • Relocate Environmental Center buildings and animal shelters and paddock to space north of Goldstein Health & Fitness Center.
  • Add new nature walk connecting to the Environmental Center facilities.
  • Identify a site for a future theater/academic building.


  • Sustainable design features will include high performance systems
  • Use of native materials
  • Conservation of existing resources such as water and energy
  • New building designs will far exceed the baseline for NYS Code requirements for energy
  • New Environmental Center Classroom Building will strive to achieve a LEED Gold level or higher rating
  • New Residence Halls will strive to achieve a LEED certified or higher rating utilizing.

For more details view our Sustainable Design page.