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Rockhurst University Campus Master Plan






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    • Learn. Lead. Serve. Rockhurst University’s Master Plan for Campus Improvements
    • Strategic Planning
      • Over eight months, Rockhurst University, the Kansas City planning department and the community worked together to create a 20-year master plan for campus development.
      • These improvements are one part of the university’s 2007-2012 strategic plan.
      • The next slides will outline some of the major projects that will commence in the next few years.
    • Phase 1: Troost Avenue Parking Garage
      • This mixed-use parking garage will be just north of Rockhurst Road on Troost Avenue.
      • It will provide 400 parking spaces, in addition to bringing retail opportunities to the neighborhood.
      • This development will move cars off the street, tie in with public transportation and provide economic opportunities.
    • Parking Garage Concept Drawing – Northwest Side
    • Parking Garage Concept Drawing – Southeast Side
    • Parking Garage Concept Drawing – Southwest Side
    • Phase 2: Academic Building
      • The academic building will be built on the Rockhurst campus, on what is now a parking lot.
      • It will feature a 500-seat lecture hall, black box theatre and faculty offices.
      • This will be a modern academic space that will enhance instruction and promote interaction spaces that keep students engaged.
    • Phase 2: Residence Hall
      • A new residence hall will also be built next to the new academic building.
      • This will provide more space for our growing population of students. Allowing them to live on-campus means they have more opportunities to be involved at Rockhurst.
      • The residence hall will also feature up-to-date amenities.
    • Academic Building and Residence Hall Concept Drawing
    • Phase 3: Sedgwick Renovations
      • Sedgwick Hall was the first building on the Rockhurst campus, opening in 1914, and it is an iconic symbol of the university.
      • After the new academic building is in place, Sedgwick will undergo restoration.
      • It will become the home of several administrative offices.
      • Its entrance to Troost will be restored and made accessible.
    • Strategic Planning
      • These physical improvements are being undertaken as part of the university’s overall strategic plan.
      • The critical issues laid out in that plan are:
        • Transforming lives consistent with core Jesuit values
        • Enriching and building community
        • Ensuring financial strength and infrastructure strength
        • Establishing Rockhurst University’s identity and increasing public awareness