The University of Kansas

Central expansion

KU’s Central District will transform our community

In 2016, the University of Kansas breaks ground on the redevelopment of its Central District.

The three-year plan includes innovative academic facilities, beginning with the Earth, Energy & Environment Center. The EEEC, envisioned as a hub for the sciences, will be an information concourse and access way for KU’s multidisciplinary research.

The Central District will also include a new integrated science facility and new and renovated learning and living structures such as student residence halls with built-in classrooms, study areas, and advising and tutoring centers.

Open green space, apartments, retail areas, and a new pedestrian and bicycle trail are also included in the redevelopment.

The Central District project will be funded through a combination of savings realized through Changing for Excellence, growth in enrollment, student fees, support from alumni and friends, and business and revenue-generating aspects such as parking and student housing.

This once-in-a-generation project will bring remarkable new facilities and spaces to the Lawrence campus and transform the way our community of scholars learns, works, and collaborates.