The 785 million Earth Energy Environment Center is scheduled to open on the Lawrence campus of the University of Kansas in 2017 University of Kansas

The $78.5 million Earth Energy Environment Center is scheduled to open on the Lawrence campus of the University of Kansas in 2017.

Regents approve funding for University of Kansas construction projects

 Earth Energy Environment Center will be built on Lawrence campus; Health Education Building will rise on the Medical Center campus in Kansas City

The Kansas Board of Regents has approved a plan to issue $88 million in revenue bonds for three University of Kansas (KU) construction projects.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the bonds will help pay for the Earth Energy Environment Center (EEEC) on the Lawrence campus and the Health Education Building and a parking garage on the university's Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kan.

Construction is just underway on the $78.5 million EEEC. The 130,000-square-foot building is scheduled for completion in August 2017. KU has secured funding for the building with $41 million in private gifts, $12.5 million in university funds and $25 million in bond proceeds.

The Medical Center broke ground in August on its $75 million Health Education Building. It will house the interactive main teaching facility for the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. A $39.6 million, 2,160-space parking facility will be constructed adjacent to Health Education Building. Those projects are scheduled for completion in 2017.

The state will issue up to $24 million in Kansas Development Finance Authority Revenue Bonds for the Health Education Building and $39.6 million for the parking garage.

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