UNK Regional Engagement Center breaks ground

by | Dec 30, 2022

About the Project / Scope of Work – A public-private partnership, the Regional Engagement Center features upscale, technology-rich office and meeting spaces that will bring new businesses and organizations to Kearney while complementing the university’s academic activities.

Tenants – Chief Industries, Allo Communications and the Olsson engineering and design firm are already committed to leasing office space, along with the UNK Alumni Association and University of Nebraska Foundation.

Location – Directly west of the Village Flats residence hall in the 104-acre University Village development. University Village is located on west U.S. Highway 30 south of UNK’s West Center building.

Building Features / Amenities – The 52,000-square-foot building will feature meeting, conference and public gathering spaces designed to accommodate both large and small events, as well as state-of-the-art technology capable of connecting people from across the region, state and world through virtual meetings and presentations. With these features, the building will focus on expanding the University’s outreach by hosting events that serve and provide resources to community and regional organizations, schools and businesses.

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