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UC San Diego unveils plans for ’front door’ to campus

Posted at 5:55 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 21:14:30-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The University of California San Diego is planning to make a new first impression.

New renderings show the schools intentions of building a "‘grand entrance" to attract more students and people from San Diego.

A 3,000 seat amphitheater, a six-building student center with retail and restaurants are just some of the things showcased in the new plans.

“There is hardly a thing that exists in the Gaslamp or Balboa that doesn’t exist here,” said UCSD Chancellor Pradeep Khosla on the renderings.

UCSD believes public transportation that’s being built near and on-campus will help with the future influx of people they want checking out their amenities. The blue line trolley and the three stations around the area are forecasted to be completed by 2021.

“We want to be one more destination to the San Diego experience,” added Khosla, “we’re gonna change this campus to have these things so students can hang out and the community will come here to hang out too.”

The price tag is still being worked out but it’s expected to cost well into the hundreds of millions of dollars.