LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – The University of Kansas plans to raze Burge Union and replace it with a new union by the fall of 2018.
The union project will be partially funded by a new student fee. The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1kwzNYA ) the Student Senate on Wednesday approved a fee to be charged beginning next year through 2048. The move extends the current Student Union Renovation Fee – which would have sunset in 2020 – and increases it from $13.80 to $18.70.
The fee will fund roughly two-thirds of the cost to rebuild the Burge Union and provide a revenue stream for several years.
The new building will be built close to the existing Burge Union. The estimated cost is $8 million to $10 million, although construction plans aren’t final.