Syracuse severs ties with developer set to build $20 million project
MISSION, Kan. — Syracuse University has fired the developer contracted to build a $20 million bookstore and fitness center at the Gateway Project in Mission.
The college announced its decision Friday in a statement on its website.
The project was supposed to go up at University Avenue by June 2015. It would’ve been part of a larger development project that included shops, condos and a Walmart Supercenter.
But Syracuse severed ties with the developer, Cameron Group LLC, blaming delays and the company’s failure to secure construction financing.
Mission’s city council had agreed last year to contribute $30 million in public financing for the project.
Although he was unavailable for an on-camera interview Saturday, Mission Mayor Steve Schowengerdt told FOX 4 he is disappointed by the news, but is hopeful the overall Gateway Project will push forward without further delay.