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K-Lair, iconic University of Kentucky eatery, set for demolition
by Morgan Eads, 5.13.13, Kentucky.com
After marking a popular University of Kentucky dining spot for 52 years, the signs at K-Lair were taken down Monday.
The building that housed K-Lair will be demolished to make room for a new dormitory as part of UK’s master plan to increase the number of beds on campus. Haggin Hall, the student housing adjacent to K-Lair, also is scheduled for demolition.
A small group of people, including former K-Lair employees, watched as the restaurant’s sign was removed…Read more at Kentucky.com
University of Kentucky moves forward with 3 more dorms holding 1,610 beds
by Linda Blackford, 5.14.13, Kentucky.com
The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved the next phase of new dorm construction on campus Tuesday, allowing UK to move forward with three new dorms at the old Cooperstown complex near W.T. Young Library.
The residence halls are the latest fruit of UK’s partnership with a private developer, Education Realty Trust. In this phase of the partnership, Education Realty Trust (EdR) will put up $101.2 million in equity for the construction of 1,610 student beds, several classrooms and study spaces.
The board approved the measure without discussion. The university already has approved seven other new residence halls since Feb. 2012 with 2,982 beds, bringing the total cost of the partnership to $264 million…Read more at Kentucky.com
University of Kentucky planning five new dorms with private developer
by Linda B. Blackford, 8.20.12, Kentucky.com
The University of Kentucky is planning the second phase of its ambitious dorm-replacement project, building five new residence halls with a private developer at a total cost of $118 million.
The UK Board of Trustees will hold a retreat in October to discuss the proposal, which would create 2,098 new beds, university officials said Monday.
The developer, Memphis-based Education Realty Trust, is already building the first dorm in the $500 million project — a 600-bed, $28 million hall on the old Haggin Field that is due to open next fall for honors students…Read more at Kentucky.com
More Information about Town-Gown Integration,
“UK’s Student Housing to Provide Boost for Local Economy” by Margaret Buranen, 8.21.12, BizLex.com
“University of Kentucky dorm project moves along” Herald-Leader Staff Report, 06.04.12, Kentucky.com
“UK Needs to Take Time over Planning of New Dorms” by Dan Rowland, 05.24.12, Progress Lex
“Report calls on UK to build housing that benefits downtown Lexington” by Linda B. Blackford, 05.17.12, Kentucky.com