Former Dallas City Hall set to become UNT Dallas College of Law
The Dallas Municipal Building and former Dallas City Hall may soon become the new home of the University of North Texas System (UNTS) Dallas College of Law.
UNTS Chancellor Lee Jackson briefed the City Council’s Quality of Life Committee on a proposal to allow the University to purchase the historic building at 106 S. Harwood, which served as Dallas City Hall until 1978 and as DPD headquarters until 2005.
The City of Dallas spent $14 million in bond funds to restore the exterior of the building and the UNT System will spend $56 million to restore the interior for the UNT Dallas College of Law.The goal will be to replicate the original 1914 Beaux Arts design. The old City Council Chambers will be converted to a 60-seat classroom and the central stairwell, historic corridors and murals will also be renovated.
If the agreement is approved by the City Council, UNTS plans to begin construction in January 2017 and open by January 2019.