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KS Regents Approve WSU’s $7.2M Parking Garage

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Wichita State University received an initial approval to build its first parking garage on the main campus.

The Kansas Board of Regents approved the proposal at its meeting on Wednesday.

WSU wants to build a multi-level parking garage south of the Rhatigan Student Center that could hold up to 400 or more vehicles. It is part of its plan to increase enrollment at the university and to encourage a more live-on campus.

Faculty, staff, students and visitors have complained that there is a lack of adequate parking near the central part of campus.

The university says the new garage which is expected to cost $7.2 million would be financed through parking fees and bond proceeds.

The plan now goes to the Kansas Legislature for approval.

Planning and construction are expected to take about 18 months.

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