Construction Approved for $3 Million JU Welcome Center

The city approved the permit for The Haskell Co. to build the Jacksonville University Welcome Center at the institution’s Arlington campus.

Our Jacksonville Daily Record partner reports Haskell will build the 12,000-square-foot, single-story project at a cost of $3 million. It is designed on the lawn between the J. Arthur Howard Administration and J. Henry Gooding buildings at the 2800 University Blvd. N. campus.

Completion is expected in early 2019. Total costs are expected at $4 million. Prosser Inc. is the civil engineer. 

The center is one of the elements comprising the “Jacksonville University Project” to be financed by $175 million in bonds issued for campus improvements.

JU, an 84-year-old institution, is transforming its 260-acre campus under the leadership of President Tim Cost.

North of the campus, JU is working with the developer of the 55-acre Dolphin Pointe Landing, owned by a JU graduate. That’s where medical development, including a 120-suite skilled nursing center, is taking place.