Division of Administration and Finance Plant Operations Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cydney Rax Communications Coordinator Phone: 713-743-8027 | [email protected] NEW LANDSCAPING ENHANCES UH’S PROFESSIONAL PRECINCT Houston, May 26, 2010 –The North Precinct Landscaping Improvements were designed to enhance the “Professional” precinct located on the northeast area of campus. Areas designated for new landscaping include: • • • • East Parking Garage Calhoun Lofts Cemo Hall Expanded Central Plant New pedestrian lighting provides additional illumination along Calhoun Road and will be complete by June. This portion of the enhancements is the direct result of last year’s Walk in the Dark tour in which students, faculty and staff walked the campus and make recommendations about what can be done to make areas safer. Photo: Cydney Rax The scope of work also includes adding artwork, security cameras, blue light boxes, bike racks, and repair of landscape and irrigation damaged by Hurricane Ike. The campus can expect to see other improvements such as pedestrian walkways and special street-paving including a circular drop-off in front of Cemo Lecture Hall. Sidewalks from East Parking Garage to Calhoun Road is abuzz with new plants, trees, flowers & benches Professional District Landscape Improvement Preliminary Design About the University of Houston The University of Houston, Texas’ premier metropolitan research and teaching institution, is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes and sponsors more than 300 partnerships with corporate, civic and governmental entities. UH, the most diverse research university in the country stands at the forefront of education, research and service with more than 35,000 students.