Rockhurst University Campus Master Plan, Dec. 2010Presentation Transcript
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 HallConcept 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