The New York City Council approved Fordham University's plan to develop its Lincoln Center campus in June 2009, following a unanimous approval by the New York City Planning Commission in April of that year.

Fordham is building a new 9-story Law School building topped by a 12-story residence hall for a combined height of 22 stories with mechanical spaces, and will be certified LEEDS Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council. The building was designed by the internationally renowned and award-winning architectural firm of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners.

The Lincoln Center campus was originally designed to accommodate 3,500 students and now has almost 8,000 students enrolled. At 106 square feet per student, Fordham's Lincoln Center campus offers students dramatically less space than nearby schools, and less than one-third the national average.

All of the new development will take place within the existing boundaries of the campus, between 60th and 62nd streets, and Amsterdam and Columbus avenues. The University will do everything possible to minimize the impact of construction on the local community, and will employ a variety of noise and dust mitigation technologies to ensure a minimum of construction-related disruption to our neighbors. Construction will begin in January 2011 and continue for approximately 3 years. The University expects the Law School and residence hall be ready for occupancy in the Fall of 2014.

The University will appoint a community liaison soon, but in the interim anyone with questions about construction issues should contact:

Joe Muriana, Associate Vice President for Government Relations and Urban Affairs, at
(718) 817-3020 or, or

Lesley Massiah, Assistant Vice President for Government Relations and Urban Affairs, at
(718) 817-0180 or

Plans for the new construction can be found at