KENT — Kent State College desires to promote its former golf course.
The college’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday authorised a decision looking for approval from the Ohio Normal Meeting to promote surplus actual property properties, together with the previous Kent State College Golf Course, 12 parcels in Kent and Brimfield south of state Route 261 and three parcels simply south of Dix Stadium.
The board authorised deeming the parcels surplus actual property property accessible on the market, however the college wants approval from the state legislature earlier than it will possibly promote the properties. With the board’s vote, KSU will now transfer ahead with looking for that approval.
Senior vp for finance and administration Mark Polatajko mentioned the college reviewed all of its actual property holdings as a part of investing in its $1 billion, 10-year Gateway Grasp Plan.
Based on the board, components thought-about included proximity to core campus, accessibility, improvement potential or normal wants in keeping with the Kent State mission and imaginative and prescient, with these bodily disconnected from the campus deemed non-strategic.
The Kent State Golf Course, positioned west of campus on state Route 59 in Franklin Township, closed on the finish of 2016 after 50 years of service and a five-year development of declining revenues and mounting working losses, the Beacon Journal/Ohio.com reported on the time. Kent State bought the 18-hole par 70 course, positioned in Franklin Township, in 1966.
The college can also be retaining dealer providers and beginning advertising and marketing of the properties. If the state approves Kent’s request, particular person future gross sales of property would nonetheless need to be introduced again earlier than the board of trustees for a vote.
In different motion Wednesday, the board:
• Accepted shifting ahead with the acquisition of 224 S. Willow St. close to the Faculty of Structure and Environmental Design as a part of the college’s Gateway Grasp Plan. With a proposed $700,000 buy value — the identical as its appraised worth — the property has been on the college’s radar for practically 10 years, Polatajko mentioned.
• Accepted including air con to scholar rooms in Dunbar Corridor, which was in-built 1957 and is house to 260 college students. Dunbar is one in all solely two residence halls on campus with out air con; the opposite is Verder Corridor. Residence Companies put aside $2.125 million for the work, which needs to be accomplished by the beginning of subsequent fall semester.
• Accepted returning vacant land subsequent to the college’s Regional Tutorial Heart in Twinsburg appraised at about $205,000 and donated to the college in 2015 to its authentic donor, CK Properties Restricted. The college initially deliberate to create a brand new campus entrance on the area, however due to a conservation easement on the property, that’s not attainable.
• Accepted three new majors: actuarial arithmetic; faculty library media Okay-12 throughout the Grasp of Library and Info Science diploma; and criminology and justice research throughout the Affiliate of Utilized Science diploma. All three will probably be efficient fall 2019 pending approval from the state.
Beacon Journal reporter Emily Mills could be reached at 330-996-3334, [email protected] and @EmilyMills818.