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K-State students to present ideas for Beloit’s Chautauqua Park and downtown corridor

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.

The City of Beloit invited students from K-State’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design to use Beloit as a class project to develop a vision for the downtown and Chautauqua Park corridor.

You are invited to an exhibition and open house tonight, November 14, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at The Porter House located at 209 East Main Street, Beloit. Imagine giving 20 talented and energetic college students a blank slate to re-imagine a part of the community?

You will not want to miss their final presentation on Wednesday night. This is a come-and-go event with light refreshments and where you can see each presentation and visit with some of the students about their ideas for Beloit.

This fall students in Urban Design and Development program traveled to Beloit on September 19 to tour the study area and meet with city administrators, design professionals, local historians, and civic leaders.

Jesse and Emily Benedick are among the Beloit design professionals spearheading the effort. The final work will be exhibited at a public open house in Beloit this evening, November 14, and everyone is welcome to attend to talk with students about their proposals.

K-State Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) is supporting class activities with funding and environmental science expertise from Maggie Egbarts. Urban Design and Development is taught by Associate Professor Blake Belanger and Assistant Professor Susmita Rishi at K-State.

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