UMC leaders OK Bush library plan
Holly K. Hacker
The Dallas Morning News
March 15, 2007
Regional leaders of the United Methodist Church gave Southern Methodist University permission Wednesday to lease part of campus for the Bush library, in a move that helps SMU secure its chances of officially landing the library complex.
The Mission Council of the UMC’s South Central Jurisdiction voted 10-4 in favor of the plan, with one abstention, at a special meeting held near Love Field that drew a mix of opponents and supporters of the Bush library and a related policy institute. SMU’s bylaws require that it get church permission to lease or sell any campus land.
For the first time, SMU officials described the overall boundaries for where the library would be located: SMU Boulevard to the north, Central Expressway to the east, Mockingbird Lane to the south and Airline Road and Dublin Street to the west.