Final Master Plan

  • Posted: March 8, 2018
  • Presented: March 2018
  • Detail: The Board of Trustees approved the KSU Kent Campus Master Plan concept and the initial financing strategy for Phase 1 projects at their March 7,  2018 meeting.

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Kent Stater: "Master Plan Approved"

  • Posted: March 8, 2018
  • Published: March 7, 2018
  • Details: Kent Stater coverage of the March 17, 2018 Board of Trustees meeting, during which the Master Plan was approved.  

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Akron Beacon Journal

  • Posted: March 8, 2018
  • Headline: Kent State University trustees approve $1 billion-plus campus makeover

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COBA - Hemingway Part 1

  • Posted: April 18, 2018
  • Inclusions: The Hemingway presentation includes two embedded animations. 
    • Choose slide 7 for the animation
    • To see the first, download the PDF

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COBA - Hemingway Part 2

  • Posted: April 18, 2018
  • Inclusions: The Hemingway presentation includes two embedded animations.  
    • Choose slide 1 for the animation
    • To see the second, download the PDF

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COBA - Oxford Development Company

  • Posted: April 17, 2018

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COBA Pizzuti

  • Posted: April 18, 2018

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COBA - Signet Real Estate Group

  • Posted: April 17, 2018

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  • Posted: September 18, 2018
  • Detail: 
    • To kick-off the master planning process, the planning team brainstormed with many faculty, staff, students, Kent residents, and Board of Trustee members on what are the most pressing issues.   In six on-campus meetings with over 450 participants and an online platform with over 1,200 hits, participants were asked to identify places on the Kent campus that fit these categories:
      • Preserve (green dots): areas you like very much and want to preserve
      • Enhance (yellow dots): areas that do not currently add to campus in a meaningful way but could if they were enhanced
      • Transform (red dots): areas that are missed opportunities that need a complete transformation
    • Over 1,250 actual and virtual dots were placed on existing campus maps.  The resulting patterns are quite clear.  Kent campus users love the character of the Front Campus and the Gateway.  Opportunities for improvement are in the Glauser School of Music, White Hall, the old Art Building, and the Student Center.

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