UC Law closer to decision on move to the Banks

UPDATE - According to the Cincinnati Enquirer on February 2:

"The board of trustee's finance committee voted 2-1 to study how it could launch construction on a new building at the Downtown riverfront site. The relocation is still contingent upon final board approval, which would also require meeting fundraising goals and confirming building design plans."


The University of Cincinnati College of Law may be moving to the Banks, downtown, and the decision could come as early as the end of this semester, UC's News Record reported yesterday. Cincinnati City Councilman Charlie Winburn proposed the potential move from the outdated facility on the main campus back in 2012. The Cincinnati Business Courier reported on the possibility of the move in December, when Mayor John Cranley and County Commissioner Greg Hartmann signed a letter from the city and the county asking Ohio for funding for garages and other infrastructure to work on the next phase of development at the Banks, and mentioned that UC's law school was considering relocating there. The Biz Courier has recently published additional articles (here and here) in their subscriber-only content discussing the impact of a move.

The UC Board of Trustees is expected to discuss a potential move at a meeting tomorrow. Student Government Association president Andrew Naab has stated that it is "likely guaranteed" that the law school will be moving to the Banks, but it will need to raise 25 million in a period of 90 days to effect the move.

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