ASU plans to build its Health Solutions Innovation Center (HSIC) near the Mayo Clinic, off the Loop 101.
When it was pitched over the summer, ASU wanted to be reimbursed $1.3 million for initial infrastructure costs, like street paving and water and sewer lines. At that time, Councilwoman Thelda Williams said it amounted to pennies and nickels compared to what the city spends.
There were no comments during Wednesday’s council meeting when members unanimously approved an extra $7 million for public infrastructure. A city report said it will cover a public pedestrian-bicycle bridge and public street and sidewalk improvements. ASU will be reimbursed after improvements are made.