Focus 2011: North Miami

Focus 2011: North Miami

Strengthening the Foundation: North Miami


From its inception in 1991 through 2009, the North Miami Campus has invested nearly $40 million in construction. The years 2010 and 2011 will mark construction of a residence hall and a new student center.

In 2008, Biscayne Commons was closed and demolished to make way for a more modern, student-centered facility. In spring 2010, JWU broke ground for the new residence hall that will house 200 students and feature double-occupancy rooms along with a central courtyard and swimming pool, expanding the campus' successful Living-Learning Communities concept.

MIAStrengtheningtheFoundation230x160compositeThe campus has worked hard to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with the city. JWU approached the City of North Miami with an investment project to improve water and sewer systems, add lighting and make right-of-way improvements along 17th Avenue. The public-private partnership climaxed in fall 2009, and allowed the city and JWU to share costs while providing benefits to students and North Miami residents.