The Phoenix Campus
Construction work is underway in Phoenix’s Park Central district for a new $100 million, 180,000 square-foot health sciences campus.
The seven-story facility, slated for completion by 2021, will create a home for 900 students, adding first- and second-year professional students to those in their third and fourth years already learning in the field at nearby Dignity St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.
The project is also the centerpiece of a significant redevelopment project for one of the city’s iconic properties, transforming what was the city’s first retail shopping mall, Park Central.
Plaza Cos. is working with Tucson-based Holualoa Cos. to redevelop Park Central Mall into office and retail space on a campus that will include the medical school and a 278-unit apartment community.
The new campus will make Nebraska-based Creighton the largest Catholic medical school in the nation, said Sharon Harper, CEO of Peoria-based real estate firm Plaza Cos.
University officials, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and other dignitaries gathered for the official groundbreaking ceremony on September 25, 2019.