With the decision to close off the portion of West Michigan Avenue transecting the WMU campus came the opportunity to develop an attractive pedestrian "mall". Below is a design sketch by the landscape architecture firm O'Boyle & Associates, Inc. of Plainwell, Michigan that creatively unites the two halves of campus.
The square plaza drawn in red in the center of the sketch is the current location of the flag plaza and the Kruglak Sundial. The fountain location (drawn in blue) today contains a sculpture from the University's Permanent Art Collection, an untitled piece by Charles Huntingdon. The parking lot between Sangren Hall and Kanley Chapel still exists, although the drawing shows sidewalks landscaping. (The 2000 Master Plan recommends its removal.)
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