Texas A&M University System’s Board of Regents unanimously gave the go-ahead on a law and education building on May 18, according to a university news release.

The eight-story structure will anchor a new research campus, dubbed Texas A&M-Fort Worth, located in southeast downtown Fort Worth.

“Our goal is to spur business and job growth in one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities and throughout North Texas,” Chancellor John Sharp said. “This is a game changer for everyone involved.”

The details: According to the news release, civic leaders from Fort Worth and Tarrant County recruited the Texas A&M System to help address workforce issues and economic development. Half of the 1.2 million adults in Tarrant County age 25 and older lack a college degree. The A&M System will bring its research, education and service opportunities to help workers and employers.

The news release also stated the law and education building, which will become the new home to Texas A&M’s fast-growing School of Law, will house additional courses in the following subjects:Zooming in: The campus, to be built on four city blocks, eventually will include a research and innovation building where the private sector—including some of the city’s largest employers—and the A&M System’s agencies can work together, according to the news release. The gateway building will house offices, more classroom and meeting spaces, and a conference center.

According to the news release, the goal is to complete the campus by 2027. Plans for the new school were announced in February, according to previous Community Impact reporting.