ESU master plan update set for Regents review next month

Work continues as Emporia State looks to finalize a master plan for growing the campus over the next 20 years.

Vice President for Administration and Fiscal Affairs Ray Hauke says many items are yet to be settled, but there is clear direction on one goal.


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The latest update will be outlined in mid-January, just in time for the Board of Regents' next set of meetings. Final approval from the Regents may not come until April.

The university is considering three general options, each revolving around different entry points to campus -- Merchant near Highland, Merchant at 15th and the current main entrance at 12th and Commercial. Hauke says the final plan will likely incorporate aspects of each main option. Significant changes are possible with each option, including the possibility of demolishing Cremer Hall, restructuring 12th east of Commercial and switching the uses for the current art annex and facilities buildings. Significant additions are also possible, including new and more varied student housing on or near campus and new athletic facilities.

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