Syracuse severs ties with developer set to build $20 million project

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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.

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  • Ben

    Why is Mission over taxing their citizens and then using the money to build shops and a Wal-Mart supercenter? Can’t Wal-Mart afford to build their own store? Answer: Yes they can but they always prefer to hoard their $100 billion plus and spend other people’s money. If I lived in Mission, I would be raising heck with those who are imposing those hefty tax rates.

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