TOD in the Central West End is Booming!

WU Medical Center New Bulding PicWashington University Medical Center plans to build a $75 million, energy-efficient, multistory research building dedicated to interdisciplinary research to be completed in June 2015.  They plan to move researchers involved in genetics, genomics and regenerative biology to the new building upon its completion.  The new building will add lab space and will replace older, less efficient research space.  This project will fulfill the school’s BioMed 21 plan and ultimately saves the University money compared to upgrading older labs and retrofitting existing office spaces.

This building joins a growing collection of new development within walking distance of the CWE MetroLink Station.  The 240,000 square foot BioMed 21 building opened in 2010 and the 200,000 square foot BJC building is nearing completion near CORTEX.  This new building will be built at 4515 McKinley (currently a surface parking lot) and adds another 138,000 square feet of work space to the mix.

To read the press release and additional commentary on the project, visit – http://nextstl.com/central-corridor/wu-school-of-medicine-set-to-break-ground-on-138-000-mckinley-avenue-research-building.