Bowling Green, Kentucky a Model of College Town Development Success

Keith Schneider shares the details of an ongoing building boom around the campus of Western Kentucky University, where $262 million in construction has come to Bowling Green’s central business district since 2008.

Just off campus of Western Kentucky University, writes Keith Schneider, "sits nearly 200,000 square feet of new student housing, built at a cost of $24 million. There is also a 30,000-square-foot, $10 million alumni center, and a 72,500-square-foot, $14.5 million Hyatt Place hotel scheduled to open in 2015."

In total, "[this] year the development district, formally called the WKU Gateway to Downtown Bowling Green, will return to the city and county over $2 million in revenue. Over its 30-year life, ending in 2037, the tax district is expected to deliver $200 million to the two governments."

The article includes a lot more detail about the development and public benefits arriving in Bowling Green. 

Full Story: A University’s Partnership Reshapes Bowling Green, Ky.

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