Gateway retail center proposed for University of Arizona corner

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The University of Arizona may be adding some pizazz to a busy midtown corner that's showing its age.

Officials are considering a public-private venture to put an upscale retail-commercial complex at the northwest corner of East Speedway and North Campbell Avenue, part of a campus gateway area.

It would replace a pair of two-story block buildings that have stood there since the 1960s: the Babcock Apartments owned by the UA, and the privately owned Palm Shadows Apartments.

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