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UK BUILDING PLAN
UK campus buildings to be razed to make way for dorms, preservationists object to demolition
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, February 1, 2014 5:32 PM EST
The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees has voted in favor of a plan to raze five buildings on campus to make way for two new residence halls.
The trustees on Friday heard a plea by the Blue Grass Trust preservation group to consider saving three of the buildings slated for demolition.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports two of the buildings were designed by architect Ernst Johnson, and the third, Hamilton House, is an Italianate former residence built in 1880.
UK officials said they spent a year talking with the community about the plan.
The new dorms, Limestone Park I and II, will house 1,141 students when they open in 2016.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com