University Capital Construction Projects

University of Kentucky trustees have approved the demolition of three buildings recently placed on a Blue Grass Trust endangered buildings list.

UK Makes Gains In Business College Fundraising

Mar 1, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky has passed the halfway point in fundraising to expand its business college.

UK President Eli Capilouto said Friday nearly $34 million in private funds has been donated or pledged toward the $65 million project.

The business school's dean, David Blackwell, says nearly 300 donors have contributed.

The goal is to nearly double available space for students, faculty and staff in the building on the Lexington campus.

University Bonding Projects Bill Steps Away from Becoming Law

Feb 14, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A bill authorizing more than $360 million in bonds for university projects is just steps away from becoming a reality.

House Bill 7 allows six of the state's eight public universities to use bonds and other means to fund projects like building renovations, construction and renovations to Commonwealth Stadium.  And it passed the Senate budget committee unanimously Thursday.

The bill won't use any general fund dollars. University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto said the universities hope to start construction on the projects immediately.