Elon expands downtown Greensboro campus

Elon University has signed a purchase agreement on three properties in downtown Greensboro, about one-half block north of Elon University School of Law.

The three warehouse/office buildings are owned by LaRose Properties Inc., and are located at 234 Commerce Place, 240 Commerce Place and 209 Bellemeade St. The buildings, which were built in the 1920s and 1930s, are currently vacant. Elon has also agreed on an option to purchase additional parcels of land on the same downtown block in the future.

The property acquisition supports Elon’s continued development of its downtown Greensboro campus. Long-range plans are to use the property to provide facilities needed for future growth of the law school’s enrollment and its expanding legal clinics and student organizations.

Elon’s law school opened in 2006 in the former Greensboro Public Library building at 201 North Greene Street. The building underwent an interior demolition and complete renovation to provide outstanding facilities for the school. A connected annex building provides office space for faculty and the offices of the North Carolina Business Court. Another adjacent property to the law school building on West Friendly Avenue currently provides space for the school’s legal clinics.