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What’s Next for Phoenix Biomedical Campus

The University of Arizona is building this $136M Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building, which is expected to open in January 2017. Credit: Phoenix Business Journal

By Angela Gonzales for Phoenix Business Journal

The Phoenix Biomedical Campus has grown to 1.6MSF on 28 acres since its inception 15 years ago — and there is even more construction planned for the downtown Phoenix campus.

Banner Health, the state’s largest health system, plans to build a clinic on or near the campus similar to its other nine primary care clinics throughout the Phoenix area. Last year, the Phoenix nonprofit forged an academic-medical partnership with University of Arizona with the $1.2B purchase of the University of Arizona Health Network.

Last year, the City of Phoenix authorized a deal that will allow Arizona State University to develop a health solutions campus on seven acres north of Filmore Street. Phase I of that project is a 200KSF building to be built in partnership with California-based NantWorks LLC, which is owned by billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong.

The city has executed a lease agreement with ASU for that first phase, said Robyn Sahid, program manager for the City of Phoenix.

Also last year, the Phoenix City Council authorized the city to enter an agreement with University of Arizona to allow UA to have development rights on about three acres’ worth of building pads located between Fillmore, Van Buren, Fifth and Seventh streets, Sahid said.

UA is in the process of building its $136M Biomedical Sciences Partnership building, which will house industry partners to conduct bioscience research. That 10-story, 245KSF structure is expected to open in January 2017. It will be home for the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix Center for Applied Nanoscience and Biomedicine.

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