Gateway Master Plan | A Transformed KSU | Kent State University

Gateway Master Plan

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.

 
Rendering of master plan map
 

News coverage of the approval includes the Kent Stater (with a summary video), Record-CourierAkron Beacon Journal, Cleveland.com, WKSU, WKBN, WFMJ, and Crain's Cleveland Business.  The master planning team will now document the master plan analysis and recommendations.

View the Final Master Plan Presentation


Transformation Strategy

*Proposed Innovation Nodes for Transformation Strategy.
Create a Signature Kent Gateway

  • Consolidated Main Street Entrance

  • New College of Business Administration Building

  • White Hall Renovations (Education)

  • Main Street Multi-Use Parking Structure

  • Glauser School of Music Renovation

  • Verder Hall Replacement

Kent campus gateway proposed rendering

​​​​​​​Kent campus gateway current aerial photo

Extend Our Iconic Front Campus

  • Extend park-like landscape along Main Street
  • White Hall Lawn and Amphitheater

  • Signature pedestrian path connecting Rockwell, COBA, and Student Center

  • Verder Hall Replacement

Image of current front campus 

Rendering of proposed front campus

Elevate Innovation Throughout Campus

  • Innovation Hub and Dining
    • Innovation Nodes: FabLAB, Robotic Fabrication Lab, Interdisciplinary Studios/Innovation Zone/Retail*, TechSTyle LAB. Entrepreneurial Lab*, MuseLAB, Student Multimedia Studio, LCI Characterization and Prototype Labs, Clean Energy and Sustainability Lab, Analytical Instrumentation Facility, New Research Labs*, Humanities Quad*
  • Aeronautics and Technology Building Addition

  • Integrated Sciences Building Lower Level Research Labs

  • New Research Building

  • Research Labs Renovation - Cunningham, Williams Hall

  • Henderson Hall Addition/Renovations

  • Humanities Quad

current aerial view of campus green 

Proposed rendering of updated campus green

Enhance Dynamic Campus Life

  • Student Center Renovations
  • Innovation Hub and Dining

  • Student Recreation Expansion

  • New Indoor Recreation Facility

  • Verder Hall Replacement

  • DeWeese Student Health Center Renovations

  • Assembly-MACC/Student Center Connector

  • Outdoor Recreation Complex

  • Humanities Quad

  • Greek Village Expansion

Campus photo 

Rendering of proposed campus building, parking and walkways

Expand Connection to City of Kent

  • Interdisciplinary Studios/Innovation Zone/Retail
  • College/Lincoln Street Parking Structure

  • Main Street improvements

  • Expanded Esplanade between Haymaker and Rockwell - open space, outdoor art

  • Rockwell Hall Addition and Renovations (Fashion)

  • Intergenerational Village

  • Summit Street Trail connecting to New Route 261 Regional Trail

City of Kent and Kent State aerial photo 

Rendering of proposed City of Kent and Kent State aerial view

Master Plan Phases & Milestones

Phase 1: 2018-2020

Kent Campus Master Plan Concept

Milestones

  1. New College of Business Administration Building
  2. Interdisciplinary Studios/Innovation Zone/Retail Phase 1
  3. Innovation Hub and Dining
  4. Teaching and Learning Enhancements
    1. Aeronautics and Technology Building Addition
    2. New KSU Airport Classroom Building
    3. Rockwell Hall Addition and Renovations (Fashion)
    4. White Hall Renovations  Phase 1 (Education)
  5. Research Expansion
    1. Integrated Sciences Building Lower Level Phase

Phase 3: 2024-2027

Kent Campus Master Plan Concept

Milestones

  1. Teaching and Learning Enhancements
    1. Existing Business Administration Renovation
    2. University Library Tower Renovation
    3. Nixson Hall Renovation
    4. Assembly-MACC Connector

Phase 2: 2021-2023

Kent Campus Master Plan Concept

Milestones

  1. Interdisciplinary Studios/Innovation Zone/Retail Phase 2
  2. Research Expansion
    1. Integrated Sciences Building Lower Level Phase 2
    2. Cunningham Hall Research Labs
    3. Williams Hall Research Labs
    4. Research Building Phase 1
  3. Teaching and Learning Enhancements
    1. Bowman Hall Renovations
    2. Satterfield Hall Renovation
    3. Henderson Hall Addition / Renovation
    4. White Hall Renovations Phase 2 (Education)
  4. MACC Renovations
  5. Student Center Renovations

Phased Independently

Kent Campus Master Plan Concept

Milestones

  1. Teaching and Learning Enhancements
    1. MACC Annex Renovations
    2. KSU Airport Master Plan
    3. Stewart Hall Renovation
    4. Glauser School of Music Renovation
  2. Research Expansion
    1. Research Building Phase 2
  3. Recreation Expansion
    1. Student Recreation Expansion
    2. Indoor Recreation Facility
    3. Outdoor Recreation Complex
  4. Athletics Improvements
    1. Dix Stadium Renovations