The D.C. Zoning Commission approved plans to move the Washington College of Law to Tenley Campus, according to an AU April newsletter.
Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2013 and be completed in 2015, according to the newsletter.
The project was initially submitted to the D.C. Zoning Commission in August, The Eagle previously reported.
It faced challenges from the public and Advisory Neighborhood Council 3E. Residents have expressed concerns that the move will cause traffic problems.
This decision comes after AU’s 2011 Campus Plan was approved by the Zoning Commission in March, The Eagle previously reported. The WCL relocation project will now move into the design phase.
This will be the first time WCL is housed in a building specifically designed as a law school, according to the WCL February newsletter. This change is needed due to an expanding student population and current lack of public transportation, The Eagle previously reported.
WCL Dean Claudio Grossman said in an email that he is extremely pleased that plans are moving forward.
“This is an important milestone in the University’s goal of providing a new home to the Washington College of Law,” Grossman said in an email, “that will allow us to better carry out our mission.”