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Old 07-31-2013, 12:02 AM
 
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Officials with USA Basketball, the national governing body responsible for choosing the U.S. Olympic teams, will announce Wednesday that they are relocating their headquarters to Tempe as part of an Arizona State University development project that includes a conference center and hotel.

The $350 million project called USA Place is expected to break ground later this year and to be largely complete by the end of 2015. It will be developed on 10.5 acres at Mill Avenue and University Drive, land owned by Arizona State University. The project will be built with private money.
Source: Tempe lands HQ for USA Basketball <p id="subhead">Major project slated for Mill Ave.</p>

This will be great for the valley and ASU, Jerry Colangelo deserves a statue.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Tempe
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It's about time they developed something on that corner. It's been an old abandoned shopping center for half my life.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:21 AM
 
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It's about time they developed something on that corner. It's been an old abandoned shopping center for half my life.
You must be a lot younger than I thought you were.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Tempe
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You must be a lot younger than I thought you were.
Nope 39 we would go there when I was a kid Pic N Save, Tower Records, Appetitios, Baskin Robins, IGA, Barbaer Shop, The Drug store. It's been abandoned forever. ASU bought the land and did nothing.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:14 AM
 
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When I was an undergrad at ASU (and I'm a bit older than you), all the spaces were full of stores. ASU bought it and have used it for various offices, art studios, etc. I think they bought it to keep anyone else from getting it, and have been just hanging on to it for some future project. Now, this, apparently, is it.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:38 AM
 
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It's another great addition for the Valley and Tempe. Downtown Tempe is really becoming something special.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Area
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Great job by Colangelo and Tempe. It's important to note that this is private money also. I kinda forgot about this after the deal with Glendale fell through.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
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I first went to Phoenix to take a job With Jerry's wife Carolyn when she was putting the temporary (FIRST) Children's Museum Downtown. It was as Director. I met Jerry once at a Museum Fund Raiser. This can only be another Colangelo Good Thing.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:01 AM
 
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It's a great thing... I'm still trying to picture how they are going to fit a 300 plus room hotel, (yes, I know it's a high rise) a building with mulltiple basketball courts, (5 full courts, two half courts), a conference center, office and retail space, 500 apartments, and parking, on that 10 acres. But, as we've often said, with Jerry behind it, it gets done.

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Old 08-03-2013, 06:31 PM
 
Location: East Central Phoenix
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I was unable to bring up the link to the article. Is this supposed to be built on the SE corner of Mill & University? If so, I agree that the corner needs something more worthwhile besides the parking lot & vacated strip mall. Anyway, it's good to hear Colangelo back in the news again. He ruffled some feathers back in the '90s with the DBacks stadium, but he's been great for the progress of Phoenix. Haven't heard much about him in the last ten years or so, but good to know that he's pushing against the NIMBYs, and making the Valley into something more than just a haven for sun freaks & retirees!
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