Just 15 months after the inaugural student cohort commenced classes, the Jacksonville University College of Law is set to relocate from VyStar Tower to a larger Downtown campus. A permit application for the construction of four floors at 121 W. Forsyth St., with an estimated cost of almost $4.3 million, is under review by the city.
The new location, occupying a multilevel campus previously used by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s administrative offices, will enhance the law school’s proximity to the courts and the legal community. The 47,355-square-foot space, spanning the first to fourth floors, is triple the size of the current space in VyStar Tower.
The project, overseen by Jacksonville-based Auld & White Constructors LLC and designed by TTV Architects in collaboration with SmithGroup, includes facilities such as classrooms, counseling rooms, administrative offices, a law library, and communal study spaces.
The new campus is expected to accommodate up to 450 law students, faculty, and staff within five years. With a budget of approximately $12.5 million, the space is slated for completion by summer 2024, with classes scheduled to commence in August of the same year. The move aims to provide an ideal environment for learning and reflects Jacksonville University’s commitment to the Downtown revitalization goals.