In Mexico, Work Underway on Arkansas State's $50M Campus

by Lee Hogan  on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 11:01 am  

Pictured is an artist's rendering of the proposed Arkansas State University campus in Queretaro, Mexico, which is slated to open for classes in fall 2015. (Photo by Arkansas State University)

An Arkansas State video of campus renderings shows a combination of academic buildings, mixed-use commercial property, a mixed-use town center, sports facilities and residential property in a 296-acre space.

Projects to construct the campus are divided into four phases and planned for 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2021. The first phase includes academics and services, along with some sports facilities and residential property.

The second phase, tentatively scheduled for 2016, calls for more academic structures, sports facilities and residential area. The third phase, scheduled for 2018, adds a mixed-use town center area and mixed-use commercial property, in addition to more academics.

The final phase, set for 2021, addresses additional academics, additional residential property and additional sports facilities.

During his ceremony address Thursday, Gov. Calzada called the endeavor “a very important thing” that has not been seen in Mexico.

“This serves as an example of what we can achieve together, the United States and Mexico,” he said. “When we combine forces regarding the most valuable things we have, which are our youth, the future, the progress of the nation.”

Querétaro is located about 130 miles north of Mexico City, and has a population of more than 1.8 million, according to 2010 numbers.

 

 

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