My View: More than a real estate development, Novus is a model for the future

A model for the future


What happens when a forward-thinking municipality, an innovative university and a top-notch developer get together? In the case of the city of Tempe, Arizona State University and Catellus Development Corp., the result is a groundbreaking project poised to transform an already vibrant downtown.

Tempe is the site of Novus Innovation Corridor, one of the most progressive, urban, mixed-use developments in the nation. Spread over 355 acres and strategically integrated with Arizona State University’s Tempe campus on Tempe Town Lake, Novus will be more than a collection of buildings. Instead, it is destined to become a model for modern urban cities.


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