Readers were advised nearly three years ago to keep their eyes on the east side of Eighth Street across from the site of the new Student Union Building in case the north half of that block should suddenly become a parking lot. If you blinked recently you missed the transformation. Today a crew of city workers seemed to be checking the empty lots to be sure the utilities were safely removed. Maybe there is another explanation, but for now it looks like HU has successfully jumped the traditional campus boundary.
A check of the Optic archives does not reveal city approval of such an action, but that doesn't mean that someone did not get aproval to demolish the buildings.