Central District Map

The Central District includes the part of campus encircled by Naismith Drive to the east, Irving Hill Road and Ellis Drive to the north and west, and 19th Street to the south.

In addition to the map below, you can take a virtual tour of the project or check out our live webcam overlooking the construction site.

From the Chancellor

"I’ve spoken often about our mission and our aspirations to be recognized among the nation’s top public research universities. The Central District gives us the resources to continue that mission and achieve those aspirations like never before."

Douglas A. Girod

Construction timeline

Completion dates for each of the Central District's six key components are as follows:

Spring 2017 - Parking garage
Summer 2017 - Downs Residence Hall, South Dining Commons
Spring 2018 - Burge Union
Summer 2018 - Integrated Science Building
Summer 2018 - Stouffer Place Apartments
Summer 2018 - Central utility plant

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