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.
August 17, 2014, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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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. 

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Published on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in New York Times
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