City News: July 2008 Archives

Update: Regency Tower - July 2008

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A drive past the site of the Regency Tower site in downtown Riverside shows work is well underway on the 3-level, underground parking garage for the $70 million office building.

The past few weeks has seen the arrival of an on-site crane used for the building's skeletal steel frame. Over the next several months, downtown visitors will see the steel frame, which is currently at ground level, rise up into the city's skyline.

Site preparation for the project began in April 2007 with actual construction starting on the subterranean parking this past February. Completion of the 10-story, 250,000 sq. ft. building is expected in late 2009.


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Medical school for UCR receives approval

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Final approval was given this past week by the University of California for what will become the state's sixth UC medical school. Set to open in 2012 at UC Riverside, the new school will be the first public medical school established in California in over 40 years and will build upon the current UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences established at UCR in 1974.

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Approval of the school comes during the first week in office for new UCR Chancellor Timothy P. White, who is taking the reigns from acting chancellor Robert D. Grey. White says searching for a "highly regarded pioneer in the medical field" to lead the medical school will begin immediately.

Formerly the president of University of Idaho, White was hired in May by the UC Board of Regents to replace France A. Cordova, who became president at Purdue University last July. Cordova was instrumental in launching the initial planning for UCR's medical school in 2003.

The program will use existing facilities upon opening in 2012 with construction of a new medical school complex planned to begin in 2010. The complex will be located on 40 acres at the northeast corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Chicago Avenue at the western edge of the UCR campus. Completion and occupancy of the new complex is expected by 2015.



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