Azusa Pacific University's plans to develop its major campus have suffered a setback because of failure to complete the sale of its Hillside Campus two miles away in Glendora.
The university had entered into an agreement with the Church of the Open Door, which offered to buy the site in 1984. However, on Dec. 31 the escrow deadline passed before the sale was completed because the church had not sold its property in downtown Los Angeles, a condition of the church's purchase of the Azusa property.
Hank Bode, Azusa Pacific vice president and treasurer, said there is still a chance that the sale will be completed. He would not disclose the sale price, but said the school has been counting on the money to develop its 52-acre major campus on Foothill Boulevard. The school plans to construct several large buildings. The Hillside Campus on Sierra Madre Boulevard houses the school's music department, a dormitory and athletic fields.
The Rev. Dale Wolery of the Church of the Open Door said the intended buyer of the church's property at 6th and Hope streets in Los Angeles had defaulted, but "it is everyone's desire that the sale will be completed."