Grand Canyon University picks Mesa site for campus

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by Associated Press

Video report by Steve Ryan

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 5 at 8:23 AM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Grand Canyon University has selected a Mesa site for its planned new campus in the southeastern part of the Phoenix metro area.

The site chosen by Grand Canyon is part of Eastmark, a mixed-use development of Arizona-based DMB Associates Inc.

The Christian private university located in west Phoenix had asked cities of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek and Tempe to submit proposals for a 75- to 100-acre site.

Grand Canyon says construction of the new facility will start in 2014 with tentative plans to open in late 2015 and full build-out over seven years.

According to Grand Canyon, plans call for offices and administration space, classrooms, labs, library, student union, student dorms, recreational fields and parking.

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