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Forty-acre land purchase expands campus footprint southward

Jacksonville University is pleased to announce the purchase of approximately 40 acres of riverfront property located directly south of its Arlington campus. According to University administration, the acquisition is JU’s largest in more than half a century.

“The purchase of this valuable parcel of land for future development is significant. It allows Jacksonville University to continue to expand its borders both physically and programmatically,” said JU President Tim Cost. “It also allows the University to expand on our mission to create enhanced spaces for learning and growth for our current and future students.”

Cost said the land – often known as the “Boys Home property” – is currently a top priority for the administration, and announcements regarding specific projects and timelines there are forthcoming.

“I also want to personally thank the Boys Home leadership for being great neighbors to the University for more than 50 years,” said Cost. “We believe our plans for the property will honor both organizations’ commitments to the neighborhood of Arlington and, more broadly, the entire region.”