Grand Valley State University could expand its footprint near the Medical Mile.
University administrators on Friday will ask the Board of Trustees to spend $3.25 million to purchase 1.6 acres just north of its Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, 301 Michigan St. NE, to allow for future expansion.
The site, bordered by Hastings and Trowbridge streets and Lafayette and Prospect avenues, is north of the Gerald R. Ford Freeway. It is being offered by Rockford Development, who in May unveiled plans for developing the site to the Belknap neighborhood.
At that time, Rockford officials presented a higher education building for an unnamed tenant with whom they were in discussions. Grand Valley officials said those designs were done before GVSU was involved.