Proposed site for Grand Valley State University's expansion.
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)-Grand Valley State University's Board of Trustees has approved a plan to purchase 11 acres near Medical Mile to expand the university's health campus.
The board voted in favor of the project during its November 1 meeting.
President Thomas J. Haas says the expansion is part of the university's long-term strategy to focus on health education. GVSU says some of its health programs have more applicants than the school can admit, and more laboratories and classrooms are needed to accommodate the growing industry.
GVSU plans to spend no more than $18.9 million for the property. The school says the money will come from the Campus Development Fund so students need not worry about a tuition hike.
GVSU plans to work closely with city leaders and neighbors in developing the site.
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