The Omaha, Nebraska-based Creighton University has announced plans to build a new campus in Phoenix in a part of the midtown area dominated by new office skyscrapers.
The project will see the construction of a 200,000 square foot building that will go up at the northwest corner of North Central Avenue and West Catalina Drive.
That site is currently a parking lot.
The new eight-story structure will be built to house up to 800 students and will include classroom, offices, and laboratory space. An additional facility may be built later.
Creighton officials have said that they want to establish a campus in Phoenix that will include a four-year medical school, occupational and physical therapy school, an emergency medical services program, and nursing school, among other disciplines.
Altogether, the project, officially called the Creighton University Phoenix Health Sciences Campus, is expected to cost around $100 million to build and will be an expansion of Creighton’s Phoenix presence: the private university opened a school of medicine in the city nearly a decade ago.
Work on the new building is expected to begin next spring with an early summer 2021 completion date.
Creighton is a private Jesuit school founded in 1878 in Omaha known internationally for its schools of nursing, dentistry, medicine, and pharmacy.
By Garry Boulard
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