University of Iowa wants to buy more land in North Liberty

(North Liberty, Iowa, AP)  The University of Iowa wants to buy more land in North Liberty.

The Iowa Board of Regents is being asked next week to approve spending nearly $2.2 million for about 22 acres adjacent to 38 acres the university already owns north-northwest of its Iowa City campus.

It’s unclear what the university has planned for the land, and officials have declined to outline the university’s intentions.

A sign that’s long been in place on the 38 acres says a University of Iowa health care facility is “coming soon.”

The 22 acres are owned by a church.