KU invites developers to submit proposals for campus gateway project

LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas is taking an important step in developing its new campus gateway at the intersection of 11th and Mississippi streets.

KU today issued a request for proposals (RFP) inviting partners to bid on the project, which will include a conference center and additional mixed-use development opportunities, as well as the transformation of David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Specifically, the RFP invites master developers, mixed-use developers and venue operators to bid on relevant components of the project.

The RFP also calls for proposals from partners interested in providing concessions for all Kansas Athletics facilities.

Interested partners can visit the university’s procurement website to access the RFP, along with a financial feasibility and economic impact analysis for the project conducted by Hunden Partners.

KU first announced its plans for the new campus gateway in October 2022 and has since been working with architectural firms and other partners to develop plans, budgets and timelines. Earlier this year, KU was awarded a $50 million challenge grant by the Kansas Department of Commerce for the project. In April, crews began renovations to Anderson Family Football Complex.

“This campus gateway is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform our campus in a way that benefits students, faculty, staff and the broader region,” said Chancellor Douglas A. Girod. “In particular, this project will create a new gathering place for our campus community and guests, enable us to host conferences and events, and provide Kansas Football the facilities it needs to compete at the highest level. We are excited to share this request for proposals for partners to help us move this project forward.”

Thu, 06/22/2023


Joe Monaco

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Joe Monaco

KU Office of Public Affairs