Arizona State University and the city of Phoenix showed off the design of a proposed 260,000-square-foot home for the ASU law school.
The $129 million center, which still needs final approval from the Arizona Board of Regents, is scheduled to open in 2016.
According to a city press release:
The proposed six-story, 260,000-square-foot facility, would occupy most of the city-controlled block bordered by Taylor, Polk, First and Second streets in downtown Phoenix. It will include two levels of underground parking and direct ground-level access to public sidewalks and plazas.
The plot, the former site of a Ramada Inn/Sahara Motor Inn, was purchased by the city a few years ago for about $6 million, with the purpose of helping ASU expand its downtown campus.
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It will be called the "Arizona Center for Law and Society."
According to the city's press release, the city council approved using $12 million from the city's Downtown Community Reinvestment Fund to help finance the project in December.