Washington University plans new neuroscience facility

3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago Saturday, March 07 2020 Mar 7, 2020 Saturday, March 07, 2020 4:04:00 PM CST March 07, 2020 in News
By: The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS — Washington University in St. Louis has announced plans for a $616 million, 11-story building to house the university’s research on the human brain and nervous system.

The 609,000-square-foot facility will be among the nation’s largest neuroscience research buildings, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. University officials announced the plans Friday, saying the project will bring together more than 100 research teams focused on the brain and nervous system. More than 900 researchers and staff members from the School of Medicine’s neurology, neuroscience, neurosurgery, psychiatry and anesthesiology departments are expected to move into the building by late 2023, university officials said.

The university plans to finance most of the yet-to-be-named building through taxable bonds.

The building will extend the university’s medical campus eastward to the western edge of the Cortex Innovation Community, a hub for technology and biological science research and development. A university-owned parking lot and electrical substation now occupy the site.

Existing medical school space vacated by neuroscience researchers will be reoccupied by researchers in other medical fields, officials said.

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