FSU Trustees Back President Barron's Land Buys

Oct 25, 2013

Florida State University officials are keeping up the school’s efforts to expand. That includes giving the President Eric Barron more purchasing power. 

In recent years, Florida State University has purchased old state buildings, lots adjacent to the school and even the Leon County Civic Center.  There are even more parcels the university has its eye on as part of its master plan and FSU Trustees gave permission to University President Eric Barron Friday to keep on buying.

FSU has a real estate foundation set up to help with land purchases. Barron can also choose to use existing funds. Despite its purchases, the school is struggling to address issues with existing buildings, like its labs.

In recent years, state dollars schools use to maintain their buildings have dried up, leaving schools scrambling for ways to fund those renovations.

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