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Flagler wins city approval to construct new academic building

Flagler College has the go ahead to build a new academic building on the site of its current Communication Building after a marathon St. Augustine City Commission meeting Oct. 8.

The commission approved Flagler’s request in a 3-2 vote during a seven hour meeting. The building will actually be three two-story interconnected buildings built in a style to model the surrounding historic preservation district.

Planned academic building runs into resident opposition

By Tiffanie Reynolds | gargoyle@flagler.edu

Residents like Robert Hall want Flagler College to build more learning space on campus, but they don’t want students looking into the bed and breakfast across the street.

“It’s the commercial versus the residents,” said Hall, a resident of downtown St. Augustine and a retired Flagler College Art Department chair, “and the people who are living there are generally in favor of the smaller building.”