Looking to the distant future, Mayo Clinic officials want to make sure the hospital in Phoenix is able to grow to whatever heights will be needed.
When Mayo built the first hospital buildings in 2000, it submitted a long-term master plan to the city for 5.9 million square feet of facility space on the 200-acre campus. That plan did not include any buildings taller than 140 feet.
Now "to position the campus for future generations," Mayo Clinic is applying to Phoenix officials to be allowed to change the maximum possible height of five proposed buildings to 250 feet, said Steven Pattyn, chairman of campus and facilities management.
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