NEW YORK—Fordham University recently announced a multi-year, $1 billion proposed master plan to add 1.5 million square feet of academic, student activities and dormitory space at its Manhattan campus. This plan, as it is proposed, is pending approval from the City.
“Fordham’s location in the cultural heart of New York City allows us to draw on a remarkable set of resources to provide academic and educational programs that serve the needs of our students and our neighbors in this great city,” said Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham University. “It is critical that educational institutions continue to evolve and grow. This development permits Fordham to compete on the very highest level, offering the highest caliber education to the students we attract in New York, nationally and worldwide.”
Fordham’s seven-acre Lincoln Center campus was originally built to accommodate approximately 3,500 students, however, today more than 8,000 students are enrolled. To accommodate an overflowing campus community, Fordham now rents 90,000 square feet of off-campus space. Enrollment at the Lincoln Center campus is expected to grow to more than 10,600 in the foreseeable future.
The development of the Lincoln Center campus will begin with the expansion of Quinn Library and the construction of a new Law School building, a new student center, a dormitory and additional parking.
Future phases of the development plan include the construction of new space for Fordham College of Liberal Studies, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, the Graduate School of Business, the Graduate School of Social Service and the Graduate School of Education.