University of Florida wants to embark on $2 billion growth spurt

Plans include new honors college, athletic dorms, more

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The University of Florida wants to embark on a growth spurt.

Florida's flagship university is hoping to spend around $2.2 billion in the next decade.

The Gainesville Sun reports the university's capital improvement plans include a new honors college, athletic dorms, a new student health facility, academic buildings and a landscaping plan that would change the face of the university.

But getting the money will be a challenge.

University of Florida President Kent Fuchs says there isn't enough money in the bank to make the plans happen overnight.

The growth plans coincide with the school's efforts to become a national Top 5 public university.

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