GVSU seeks to further expand Grand Rapids health campus in Belknap neighborhood
Patrick Center October 31, 2013 | WGVU Grand Valley’s presence along the Medical Mile is its Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences. It opened 10 years ago featuring more than 200,000 square feet of space. Over the years more than 5,000 students have enrolled in health related fields making GVSU the regions number one source for health care workers. However, with its health programs near capacity, more space is needed.
The Board of Trustees will be asked to approve a plan for purchasing 11 acres of property in the Belknap neighborhood located across I-196 in view of Cook-DeVos.
Nearly two years ago GVSU purchased more than a dozen properties there.If the board gives the go ahead and releases the nearly $19 million to make it happen, the university will possess three neighborhood blocks, or 18 acres, for use to expand health programs maintaining its long-term strategy as a key player in health education.
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