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Mesa approves lease for Arizona State University campus

Posted: 11:51 AM, Jun 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-05 18:51:13Z
Mesa approves lease for Arizona State University campus

Mesa officials have signed off on an agreement to bring an Arizona State University satellite campus to the Phoenix suburb.

The Arizona Republic reports the city council voted 5-2 Monday in favor of a 99-year lease agreement with the university.
    
According to city documents, the city has agreed to construct the university's building on city-owned land downtown for about $63.5 million.
    
Mesa Mayor John Giles says the deal is an "opportunity to develop high-wage jobs and to give a shot in the arm to our economy."
    
Critics of the projects say the agreement was brought forward against the will of voters.