A proposed new Arizona State University campus in Mesa could see the building of a 5-story, 125,000 square-foot structure in the city’s downtown designed to house classrooms and offices.
Officials with the City of Mesa have announced that they are studying the possibility of entering into an intergovernmental agreement with the largest public university in the state that could lead to the creation of a permanent ASU campus in Mesa.
Although still in the talking stage, that campus could eventually include two additional buildings, one measuring anywhere from 60,000 to 75,000 square feet.
ASU has earlier said it would like to grow a media, film, and gaming education program in Mesa. That program would also include advanced data visualization courses, 3-D animation, and other offerings.
Members of the Mesa City Council will vote on the intergovernmental agreement on February 26.
As currently proposed, the new campus would be developed and built in stages.
ASU, with an enrollment of nearly 52,000, already operates on five campuses throughout metro Phoenix, with a sixth in Lake Havasu City.
By Garry Boulard
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