KENT, Ohio - If you visit the campus of Kent State University over the next few years, you will get a look at the what the university calls the most exciting transformation in university's history.
"The campus is going to look different. A student today, if he starts this year, by the time he leaves he won't recognize what he looked at as a freshman." said Tom Euclide, associate vice president of facilities planning and operations.
The university hopes the changes will keep and attract more students and facility.
The project will continue the link between the campus and downtown Kent.
Euclide said they will be moving people around over the next few years while they renovate buildings. The final part of the project will be to tear down those buildings that are no longer needed.
The total cost of the project is $700 million. Kent State will chip in $170 million, with the rest coming from partnerships that include Portage County and the state of Ohio.
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