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ESU Campus Master Plan discussed on Talk of Emporia

Emporia State University is in the midst of preparing a campus master plan.  President Dr. Michael Shonrock was a guest on the Talk of Emporia Monday and explained why.

Ray Hauke is Vice President for Administration and Fiscal Affairs and his office will be involved in any implementation of a Master Plan.

The university is working with the architectural firm of Gould and Evans in Kansas.  Dennis Strait, a partner in the firm, said ESU is their latest planning effort.

 

Plans were first unveiled in October. The Kansas Board of Regents will take a closer look at options later this month.

ESU is asking for alumni, student and public input on the process.  You can find out more on their website www.emporia.edu. Dr. Shonrock also invited inquiries to his email which is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The campus plan options are below:

Entrance emphasis: Near Highland Street

*Create entry north of One-Room Schoolhouse.
*Replace Stormont Facilities Building with Art Annex. Facilities building would then replace Art Annex on Highland Street.
*Remove 15th Avenue through campus. Add campus housing along part of the former street.
*Add apartments north of Wilson Park and north of Singular/Trusler Halls.
*Enhance pedestrian crossings at Merchant, Commercial and Market.
*Add visitor center with National Teachers Hall of Fame adjacent to One Room Schoolhouse.
*Renovate and improve utilization of existing classrooms to create "academic commons" effect.

Entrance emphasis: 15th Avenue

*Create new entrance at 15th and reconfigure current access road between Welch Stadium and Wooster Lake.
*Eliminate Cremer Hall. Relocate displaced spaces to Butcher and Visser.
*Reduce 12th Avenue to three or two lanes.
*Create new building frontage for Art Annex. Put facilities department in Art Annex.
*Eliminate parking north of Science Hall.
*Create new apartments east of Beach Hall.
*Add residence halls near Singular/Trusler.

Entrance emphasis: 12th and Commercial

*Remove trees down the middle of Kellogg Circle, making Plumb Hall more visible from Commercial Street.
*Remove one row of parking and above-ground utilities along Merchant. Replace with a row of trees.
*Replace Stormont Facilities Building with student housing.
*Add apartments in 1000 block of Commercial.
*Renovate existing buildings. Possibly add an academic building near Plumb Hall.
*Move art studio to a Commercial Street storefront.

Entrance emphasis: Near Highland Street

*Create entry north of One-Room Schoolhouse.
*Replace Stormont Facilities Building with Art Annex. Facilities building would then replace Art Annex on Highland Street.
*Remove 15th Avenue through campus. Add campus housing along part of the former street.
*Add apartments north of Wilson Park and north of Singular/Trusler Halls.
*Enhance pedestrian crossings at Merchant, Commercial and Market.
*Add visitor center with National Teachers Hall of Fame adjacent to One Room Schoolhouse.
*Renovate and improve utilization of existing classrooms to create "academic commons" effect.

Entrance emphasis: 15th Avenue

*Create new entrance at 15th and reconfigure current access road between Welch Stadium and Wooster Lake.
*Eliminate Cremer Hall. Relocate displaced spaces to Butcher and Visser.
*Reduce 12th Avenue to three or two lanes.
*Create new building frontage for Art Annex. Put facilities department in Art Annex.
*Eliminate parking north of Science Hall.
*Create new apartments east of Beach Hall.
*Add residence halls near Singular/Trusler.

Entrance emphasis: 12th and Commercial

*Remove trees down the middle of Kellogg Circle, making Plumb Hall more visible from Commercial Street.
*Remove one row of parking and above-ground utilities along Merchant. Replace with a row of trees.
*Replace Stormont Facilities Building with student housing.
*Add apartments in 1000 block of Commercial.
*Renovate existing buildings. Possibly add an academic building near Plumb Hall.
*Move art studio to a Commercial Street storefront.

- See more at: http://www.kvoe.com/news/672-master-plan-options-discussed-for-esu#sthash.K4Ig0eZ7.dpuf

Entrance emphasis: Near Highland Street

*Create entry north of One-Room Schoolhouse.
*Replace Stormont Facilities Building with Art Annex. Facilities building would then replace Art Annex on Highland Street.
*Remove 15th Avenue through campus. Add campus housing along part of the former street.
*Add apartments north of Wilson Park and north of Singular/Trusler Halls.
*Enhance pedestrian crossings at Merchant, Commercial and Market.
*Add visitor center with National Teachers Hall of Fame adjacent to One Room Schoolhouse.
*Renovate and improve utilization of existing classrooms to create "academic commons" effect.

Entrance emphasis: 15th Avenue

*Create new entrance at 15th and reconfigure current access road between Welch Stadium and Wooster Lake.
*Eliminate Cremer Hall. Relocate displaced spaces to Butcher and Visser.
*Reduce 12th Avenue to three or two lanes.
*Create new building frontage for Art Annex. Put facilities department in Art Annex.
*Eliminate parking north of Science Hall.
*Create new apartments east of Beach Hall.
*Add residence halls near Singular/Trusler.

Entrance emphasis: 12th and Commercial

*Remove trees down the middle of Kellogg Circle, making Plumb Hall more visible from Commercial Street.
*Remove one row of parking and above-ground utilities along Merchant. Replace with a row of trees.
*Replace Stormont Facilities Building with student housing.
*Add apartments in 1000 block of Commercial.
*Renovate existing buildings. Possibly add an academic building near Plumb Hall.
*Move art studio to a Commercial Street storefront.

- See more at: http://www.kvoe.com/news/672-master-plan-options-discussed-for-esu#sthash.K4Ig0eZ7.dpuf

Entrance emphasis: Near Highland Street

*Create entry north of One-Room Schoolhouse.
*Replace Stormont Facilities Building with Art Annex. Facilities building would then replace Art Annex on Highland Street.
*Remove 15th Avenue through campus. Add campus housing along part of the former street.
*Add apartments north of Wilson Park and north of Singular/Trusler Halls.
*Enhance pedestrian crossings at Merchant, Commercial and Market.
*Add visitor center with National Teachers Hall of Fame adjacent to One Room Schoolhouse.
*Renovate and improve utilization of existing classrooms to create "academic commons" effect.

Entrance emphasis: 15th Avenue

*Create new entrance at 15th and reconfigure current access road between Welch Stadium and Wooster Lake.
*Eliminate Cremer Hall. Relocate displaced spaces to Butcher and Visser.
*Reduce 12th Avenue to three or two lanes.
*Create new building frontage for Art Annex. Put facilities department in Art Annex.
*Eliminate parking north of Science Hall.
*Create new apartments east of Beach Hall.
*Add residence halls near Singular/Trusler.

Entrance emphasis: 12th and Commercial

*Remove trees down the middle of Kellogg Circle, making Plumb Hall more visible from Commercial Street.
*Remove one row of parking and above-ground utilities along Merchant. Replace with a row of trees.
*Replace Stormont Facilities Building with student housing.
*Add apartments in 1000 block of Commercial.
*Renovate existing buildings. Possibly add an academic building near Plumb Hall.
*Move art studio to a Commercial Street storefront.

- See more at: http://www.kvoe.com/news/672-master-plan-options-discussed-for-esu#sthash.K4Ig0eZ7.dpuf

Entrance emphasis: Near Highland Street

*Create entry north of One-Room Schoolhouse.
*Replace Stormont Facilities Building with Art Annex. Facilities building would then replace Art Annex on Highland Street.
*Remove 15th Avenue through campus. Add campus housing along part of the former street.
*Add apartments north of Wilson Park and north of Singular/Trusler Halls.
*Enhance pedestrian crossings at Merchant, Commercial and Market.
*Add visitor center with National Teachers Hall of Fame adjacent to One Room Schoolhouse.
*Renovate and improve utilization of existing classrooms to create "academic commons" effect.

Entrance emphasis: 15th Avenue

*Create new entrance at 15th and reconfigure current access road between Welch Stadium and Wooster Lake.
*Eliminate Cremer Hall. Relocate displaced spaces to Butcher and Visser.
*Reduce 12th Avenue to three or two lanes.
*Create new building frontage for Art Annex. Put facilities department in Art Annex.
*Eliminate parking north of Science Hall.
*Create new apartments east of Beach Hall.
*Add residence halls near Singular/Trusler.

Entrance emphasis: 12th and Commercial

*Remove trees down the middle of Kellogg Circle, making Plumb Hall more visible from Commercial Street.
*Remove one row of parking and above-ground utilities along Merchant. Replace with a row of trees.
*Replace Stormont Facilities Building with student housing.
*Add apartments in 1000 block of Commercial.
*Renovate existing buildings. Possibly add an academic building near Plumb Hall.
*Move art studio to a Commercial Street storefront.

- See more at: http://www.kvoe.com/news/672-master-plan-options-discussed-for-esu#sthash.K4Ig0eZ7.dpuf

Three general plans were offered, each revolving around different entryways to campus. Emphasis on improving the north entrance near Highland could lead to removing the 15th Avenue trip thrugh campus, effectively trading the Art Annex on Highland for the Stormont Facilities Building near Wooster Lake and new campus apartments near Wilson Park. Emphasizing a 15th Avenue entrance could possibly lead to eliminating Cremer Hall and new apartment housing east of Beach Music Hall. Putting the emphasis on the current south entrance could lead to the removal of trees in Kellogg Circle to make Plumb Hall more visible along trading a row of parking along Merchant with a row of trees as well as new student housing in the 1100 block of Commercial.

Entrance emphasis: Near Highland Street

*Create entry north of One-Room Schoolhouse.
*Replace Stormont Facilities Building with Art Annex. Facilities building would then replace Art Annex on Highland Street.
*Remove 15th Avenue through campus. Add campus housing along part of the former street.
*Add apartments north of Wilson Park and north of Singular/Trusler Halls.
*Enhance pedestrian crossings at Merchant, Commercial and Market.
*Add visitor center with National Teachers Hall of Fame adjacent to One Room Schoolhouse.
*Renovate and improve utilization of existing classrooms to create "academic commons" effect.

Entrance emphasis: 15th Avenue

*Create new entrance at 15th and reconfigure current access road between Welch Stadium and Wooster Lake.
*Eliminate Cremer Hall. Relocate displaced spaces to Butcher and Visser.
*Reduce 12th Avenue to three or two lanes.
*Create new building frontage for Art Annex. Put facilities department in Art Annex.
*Eliminate parking north of Science Hall.
*Create new apartments east of Beach Hall.
*Add residence halls near Singular/Trusler.

Entrance emphasis: 12th and Commercial

*Remove trees down the middle of Kellogg Circle, making Plumb Hall more visible from Commercial Street.
*Remove one row of parking and above-ground utilities along Merchant. Replace with a row of trees.
*Replace Stormont Facilities Building with student housing.
*Add apartments in 1000 block of Commercial.
*Renovate existing buildings. Possibly add an academic building near Plumb Hall.
*Move art studio to a Commercial Street storefront.

- See more at: http://www.kvoe.com/news/672-master-plan-options-discussed-for-esu#sthash.K4Ig0eZ7.dpuf

Three general plans were offered, each revolving around different entryways to campus. Emphasis on improving the north entrance near Highland could lead to removing the 15th Avenue trip thrugh campus, effectively trading the Art Annex on Highland for the Stormont Facilities Building near Wooster Lake and new campus apartments near Wilson Park. Emphasizing a 15th Avenue entrance could possibly lead to eliminating Cremer Hall and new apartment housing east of Beach Music Hall. Putting the emphasis on the current south entrance could lead to the removal of trees in Kellogg Circle to make Plumb Hall more visible along trading a row of parking along Merchant with a row of trees as well as new student housing in the 1100 block of Commercial.

Entrance emphasis: Near Highland Street

*Create entry north of One-Room Schoolhouse.
*Replace Stormont Facilities Building with Art Annex. Facilities building would then replace Art Annex on Highland Street.
*Remove 15th Avenue through campus. Add campus housing along part of the former street.
*Add apartments north of Wilson Park and north of Singular/Trusler Halls.
*Enhance pedestrian crossings at Merchant, Commercial and Market.
*Add visitor center with National Teachers Hall of Fame adjacent to One Room Schoolhouse.
*Renovate and improve utilization of existing classrooms to create "academic commons" effect.

Entrance emphasis: 15th Avenue

*Create new entrance at 15th and reconfigure current access road between Welch Stadium and Wooster Lake.
*Eliminate Cremer Hall. Relocate displaced spaces to Butcher and Visser.
*Reduce 12th Avenue to three or two lanes.
*Create new building frontage for Art Annex. Put facilities department in Art Annex.
*Eliminate parking north of Science Hall.
*Create new apartments east of Beach Hall.
*Add residence halls near Singular/Trusler.

Entrance emphasis: 12th and Commercial

*Remove trees down the middle of Kellogg Circle, making Plumb Hall more visible from Commercial Street.
*Remove one row of parking and above-ground utilities along Merchant. Replace with a row of trees.
*Replace Stormont Facilities Building with student housing.
*Add apartments in 1000 block of Commercial.
*Renovate existing buildings. Possibly add an academic building near Plumb Hall.
*Move art studio to a Commercial Street storefront.

- See more at: http://www.kvoe.com/news/672-master-plan-options-discussed-for-esu#sthash.K4Ig0eZ7.dpuf

Three general plans were offered, each revolving around different entryways to campus. Emphasis on improving the north entrance near Highland could lead to removing the 15th Avenue trip thrugh campus, effectively trading the Art Annex on Highland for the Stormont Facilities Building near Wooster Lake and new campus apartments near Wilson Park. Emphasizing a 15th Avenue entrance could possibly lead to eliminating Cremer Hall and new apartment housing east of Beach Music Hall. Putting the emphasis on the current south entrance could lead to the removal of trees in Kellogg Circle to make Plumb Hall more visible along trading a row of parking along Merchant with a row of trees as well as new student housing in the 1100 block of Commercial.

Entrance emphasis: Near Highland Street

*Create entry north of One-Room Schoolhouse.
*Replace Stormont Facilities Building with Art Annex. Facilities building would then replace Art Annex on Highland Street.
*Remove 15th Avenue through campus. Add campus housing along part of the former street.
*Add apartments north of Wilson Park and north of Singular/Trusler Halls.
*Enhance pedestrian crossings at Merchant, Commercial and Market.
*Add visitor center with National Teachers Hall of Fame adjacent to One Room Schoolhouse.
*Renovate and improve utilization of existing classrooms to create "academic commons" effect.

Entrance emphasis: 15th Avenue

*Create new entrance at 15th and reconfigure current access road between Welch Stadium and Wooster Lake.
*Eliminate Cremer Hall. Relocate displaced spaces to Butcher and Visser.
*Reduce 12th Avenue to three or two lanes.
*Create new building frontage for Art Annex. Put facilities department in Art Annex.
*Eliminate parking north of Science Hall.
*Create new apartments east of Beach Hall.
*Add residence halls near Singular/Trusler.

Entrance emphasis: 12th and Commercial

*Remove trees down the middle of Kellogg Circle, making Plumb Hall more visible from Commercial Street.
*Remove one row of parking and above-ground utilities along Merchant. Replace with a row of trees.
*Replace Stormont Facilities Building with student housing.
*Add apartments in 1000 block of Commercial.
*Renovate existing buildings. Possibly add an academic building near Plumb Hall.
*Move art studio to a Commercial Street storefront.

- See more at: http://www.kvoe.com/news/672-master-plan-options-discussed-for-esu#sthash.K4Ig0eZ7.dpuf

Three general plans were offered, each revolving around different entryways to campus. Emphasis on improving the north entrance near Highland could lead to removing the 15th Avenue trip thrugh campus, effectively trading the Art Annex on Highland for the Stormont Facilities Building near Wooster Lake and new campus apartments near Wilson Park. Emphasizing a 15th Avenue entrance could possibly lead to eliminating Cremer Hall and new apartment housing east of Beach Music Hall. Putting the emphasis on the current south entrance could lead to the removal of trees in Kellogg Circle to make Plumb Hall more visible along trading a row of parking along Merchant with a row of trees as well as new student housing in the 1100 block of Commercial.

Entrance emphasis: Near Highland Street

*Create entry north of One-Room Schoolhouse.
*Replace Stormont Facilities Building with Art Annex. Facilities building would then replace Art Annex on Highland Street.
*Remove 15th Avenue through campus. Add campus housing along part of the former street.
*Add apartments north of Wilson Park and north of Singular/Trusler Halls.
*Enhance pedestrian crossings at Merchant, Commercial and Market.
*Add visitor center with National Teachers Hall of Fame adjacent to One Room Schoolhouse.
*Renovate and improve utilization of existing classrooms to create "academic commons" effect.

Entrance emphasis: 15th Avenue

*Create new entrance at 15th and reconfigure current access road between Welch Stadium and Wooster Lake.
*Eliminate Cremer Hall. Relocate displaced spaces to Butcher and Visser.
*Reduce 12th Avenue to three or two lanes.
*Create new building frontage for Art Annex. Put facilities department in Art Annex.
*Eliminate parking north of Science Hall.
*Create new apartments east of Beach Hall.
*Add residence halls near Singular/Trusler.

Entrance emphasis: 12th and Commercial

*Remove trees down the middle of Kellogg Circle, making Plumb Hall more visible from Commercial Street.
*Remove one row of parking and above-ground utilities along Merchant. Replace with a row of trees.
*Replace Stormont Facilities Building with student housing.
*Add apartments in 1000 block of Commercial.
*Renovate existing buildings. Possibly add an academic building near Plumb Hall.
*Move art studio to a Commercial Street storefront.

- See more at: http://www.kvoe.com/news/672-master-plan-options-discussed-for-esu#sthash.K4Ig0eZ7.dpuf

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