September 21, 2018

Mayo to add 11 floors to Gonda, including a hotel

By Karl W Oestreich

Post-Bulletin
by Jeff Kiger

Rochester’s skyline is going to reach new heights. Mayo Clinic is working with a Singapore development firm to add a seven-story hotel plus four clinical treatment floors on top of its Gonda Building in downtown Rochester Post-Bulletin LogoRochester. Once completed, the project will make the now 21-floor Gonda Building into Rochester’s tallest skyscraper with the hotel on top. The proposed addition will add about 185 feet to the building to bring it to 490 feet tall with 32 stories. Broadway Plaza, at 342 feet, is the tallest for now. “This is a strategic collaboration between the Pontiac Land Group and Mayo Clinic. It really addresses two important patient needs,” said Mayo Clinic’s Executive Dean of Practice Dr. C. Michel Harper Jr.

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Context: Mayo Clinic and Pontiac Land Grouptoday announced plans to expand the Gonda Building on Mayo’s Rochester campus to support the growing need for additional clinical space, and to offer patients and visitors to the community a premier hospitality experience. The Mayo collaboration with Pontiac Land, a Singapore-based real estate developer, will help accelerate this long-planned expansion.

“Mayo Clinic is experiencing increased requests for care across our campuses, and meeting the current and future medical needs of our patients is our top priority,” says C. Michel Harper Jr., M.D., executive dean of practice, Mayo Clinic. “We’re experiencing significant patient care space constraints on our Rochester campus, so we’re excited that this collaboration with Pontiac Land allows us to reach our expansion goals earlier to ensure that we have the infrastructure in place to provide the best possible care to our patients for generations to come.” You can read more about the expansion on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact:  Kelley Luckstein

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