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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #210 on: September 30, 2015, 08:57:17 PM »
Here are somewhat recent pictures of the new Architecture building and the Institutional Advancement Center under construction. I will try to post more recent pictures soon.
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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #211 on: September 30, 2015, 09:17:07 PM »
Sorry everybody, I can't get the other picture to download. I will try again later.
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Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #212 on: October 01, 2015, 07:34:49 AM »
Rear view of the new art building still under construction.
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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #213 on: February 26, 2016, 11:55:39 AM »
The progress for the Kent state AED building as seen from the side.

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #214 on: February 26, 2016, 12:17:45 PM »
That's the best looking Carnival Cruise Lines ship I've ever seen!

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #215 on: February 27, 2016, 04:52:46 AM »
I really wanted to like this.  The renderings looked really good.  I drive or walk by it several times a week, and as it has been rising, I've felt like it has just taken on such a dominating presence.  I was thinking Imperial Star Destroyer.  I guess I'll withhold final judgment until it's finished, but as of right now, I just feel it just looks like this massive thing plopped down with no relation to anything going on around it.

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #216 on: February 27, 2016, 11:36:09 AM »
I really wanted to like this.  The renderings looked really good.  I drive or walk by it several times a week, and as it has been rising, I've felt like it has just taken on such a dominating presence.  I was thinking Imperial Star Destroyer.  I guess I'll withhold final judgment until it's finished, but as of right now, I just feel it just looks like this massive thing plopped down with no relation to anything going on around it.

Kent State will do that to you, depress you. You're JohnSummit not JohnPortage. That building IS that stupid cruise ship that ran aground in Italy. Transfer to Akron!!!

GO ZIPS!!!!!

:-) Just kidding, I am still hurting for that beat down the Flashes put on Akron last week in hoops

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #217 on: February 27, 2016, 12:30:28 PM »
Reminds me of our old friend from just down the road.
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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #218 on: February 28, 2016, 07:13:00 PM »
I really wanted to like this.  The renderings looked really good.  I drive or walk by it several times a week, and as it has been rising, I've felt like it has just taken on such a dominating presence.  I was thinking Imperial Star Destroyer.  I guess I'll withhold final judgment until it's finished, but as of right now, I just feel it just looks like this massive thing plopped down with no relation to anything going on around it.

I don't have a strong opinion about the building either way.  As an alum, I wanted to be on the team that worked on it.  But, another team was chosen, so I sort of washed my hands of it.  But, IMO, the building should take a dominating presence, and doesn't necessarily need to relate to its surroundings.  The College of Architecture and Environmental Design is one of Kent's best programs.  Its current architecture building--Taylor Hall, a Brutalist concrete building in the middle of a bunch of mid-century brick buildings--sits on top of a hill not unlike the Parthenon at the Athenian Acropolis.  So, it's not like the new building is doing anything the old building didn't.

Finally, does the building really look like a cruise ship in person, or is it because the camera lens is putting a huge curve in it, making it look like the prow of a ship?

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #219 on: February 29, 2016, 10:28:20 AM »
It's the camera lens. The building is not curved.

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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #220 on: March 04, 2016, 03:39:25 PM »
Froze my butt off to get more detailed pictures of the CAED buulding lol. The building was so long that I couldn't get the full building in but it's still 99% of it. The last picture is to show how long the building is. The back of it is where I am standing and the front is right in front of Lincoln st. with a small grass buffer. I began in the front and ended in the back the pictures are in order.










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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #221 on: March 04, 2016, 03:53:21 PM »
Thanks. Good to again see the street (Lincoln) I lived on for four years. So many memories flood back when I see it.
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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #222 on: October 01, 2016, 07:10:05 AM »
In the "among other board business news," this article notes....

KSU’s president is compensated with hefty bonus in her annual review
By Marilyn Miller
Beacon Journal staff writer
Published: September 30, 2016 - 09:03 PM

As part of the comprehensive plan, endorsed the fundraising campaign for a new building for the College of Business Administration. The proposed project targets the construction of a three-story building of approximately 145,000 square feet to be located at the corner of Campus Drive and Summit Street.

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http://www.ohio.com/news/local/ksu-s-president-is-compensated-with-hefty-bonus-in-her-annual-review-1.715933
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Re: Kent: Kent State University Developments
« Reply #223 on: December 09, 2016, 12:22:12 PM »
Kent State buys Starbucks building
Land surrounded by university property considered key for expansion
By ANDREW BUGEL Staff Writer
Published: Friday December 9, 2016 2:43 PM

In an effort to continue expanding Kent State University's main campus, the university has purchased the building anchored by Starbucks on the corner of South Lincoln Street and East Main Street. The decision was approved during the KSU Board of Trustees meeting Dec. 7.

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http://www.recordpub.com/news local/2016/12/09/kent-state-buys-starbucks-building
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Re: Kent / Kent State University: Development and News
« Reply #224 on: March 13, 2017, 10:49:50 AM »
Former Kent courthouse to get new life
March 12, 2017
By RICHARD WEINER

Kent attorney John Flynn, who helped save the old Kent train station in the early 1980s, has purchased another landmark building in the city.

The old Portage County Municipal Courthouse on South Water Street, which was originally the Kent post office building, will be converted into office space, Flynn said.

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20170312/NEWS/170319971/former-kent-courthouse-to-get-new-life

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Re: Kent / Kent State University: Development and News
« Reply #225 on: March 20, 2017, 09:15:39 AM »
New steakhouse taking shape at Rusty Nail site
March 19, 2017 Updated 19 hours ago
 By BETH THOMAS HERTZ

The former home of popular Kent-area restaurant the Rusty Nail, which has sat vacant since 2014, is set to open as the Black Iron Grille in early April following a major renovation.

The restaurant, on state Route 43 in Franklin Township, will be operated by Jonathan Biscardi, head chef, and his wife, Hannah, who will manage the front house. Both have worked in area restaurants and catering for about 16 years.

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20170319/NEWS/170319833/new-steakhouse-taking-shape-at-rusty-nail-site

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Re: Kent / Kent State University: Development and News
« Reply #226 on: April 21, 2017, 08:28:15 AM »
Kent eyes building health and wellness center
Beacon Journal staff report
Published: April 21, 2017 - 06:53 AM

KENT: The city is looking into constructing a health and wellness center at a potential cost of $18 million to $23 million, the Kent-Ravenna Record-Courier reports.

The project, which could be located at near Fred Fuller Park or at Fairchild Fields, may be financed through grants and a bond issue placed before voters.

http://www.ohio.com/news/local/kent-eyes-building-health-and-wellness-center-1.761900

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Re: Kent / Kent State University: Development and News
« Reply #227 on: May 15, 2017, 08:13:07 AM »
Kent residents fear proposed development with drive-thru near university will drive up traffic
By Fred Cay
Special to the Beacon Journal
Published: May 13, 2017 - 09:23 PM

A proposed commercial development on state Route 59 in Kent is troubling to residents of the adjacent neighborhood who fear an influx of traffic.

The vacant parcel at 1005 E. Main St. — directly across the street from the Kent State University campus — will become the site of a building for three tenants if an Akron-area company has its way.

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/kent-residents-fear-proposed-development-with-drive-thru-near-university-will-drive-up-traffic-1.766823#

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Re: Kent / Kent State University: Development and News
« Reply #228 on: May 30, 2017, 10:22:36 AM »
Historic Kent train depot to get new Italian spot
May 28, 2017 Updated 14 hours ago
 By JENNIFER KARPUS-ROMAIN

Kent State University grad and PGA golfer Ben Curtis may have won the 2003 British Open, but he's concentrating on another part of Europe in a venture close to home.

Curtis is among the partners turning the historic train depot in Kent, most recently home to the Pufferbelly Restaurant, into Treno Ristorante. The upscale Italian restaurant featuring a Northern Italian cuisine is set to open mid-June.

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20170528/NEWS/170529744/historic-kent-train-depot-to-get-new-italian-spot

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Re: Kent / Kent State University: Development and News
« Reply #229 on: June 25, 2017, 07:36:59 AM »
Plans for new Kent City Hall downtown proceeding
By BOB GAETJENS Staff Writer Published: June 25, 2017 4:00 AM

With seven architecture firms hoping to help design a new city hall in Kent, plans for the city's new government home are moving ahead.

The building will be located on the site of the current police station at the corner of South Water Street and East Main Street.

Service Director Melanie Baker said the city hopes to construct the building for around the same amount it received from the sale of the former City Hall property, which Councilwoman Heidi Shaffer said sold for about $2.2 million.

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http://www.recordpub.com/news%20local/2017/06/25/firms-vying-to-design-kent-city-hall
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Re: Kent / Kent State University: Development and News
« Reply #230 on: June 25, 2017, 07:48:41 AM »
I was in downtown Kent for the first time in probably more than 20 years a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised (in fact maybe shocked is a better word) by the recent transformation.  Very pleased to see the developments.

As far as the campus goes...blessed their hearts you can see that they are "trying"  but...
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Re: Kent / Kent State University: Development and News
« Reply #232 on: August 11, 2017, 03:33:33 PM »
I was in Kent for the first time in four years a couple weeks ago and it looks fantastic.  The KSU architecture building is great and the esplanade connecting the university to downtown is very nice.  Not perfect, but so much better than what was previously there.  All of the new buildings and shops built recently have done a nice job of fleshing out the downtown area and I was happy to see the cobblestone street with all the bars was still busy.  There was some sort of Harry Potter festival going on downtown and I can't remember the last time I saw Kent so packed with people.  It was really nice to see.