Mayo Clinic announced this morning that it will build a four-story research center in downtown Rochester. The 64,000-square-foot complex is slated to built on the corner of Fourth Street Southwest and Fourth Avenue Southwest. That locates it within the Destination Medical Center initiative's Discovery Square subdistrict. The building is being funded by a $32 million gift from the New York-based Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation. It will be called the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Building in honor of the couple, who are deceased.
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Context: A generous $32 million gift from the New York-based Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation will enable Mayo Clinic to expand its research mission with the construction of a four-story, 64,000-square-foot research building in Rochester.
Planning for the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Building is underway, with groundbreaking expected in 2020 and occupancy in 2022. The building will be located just north of Mayo Clinic's Opus Building, which is on the corner of Fourth Street Southwest and Fourth Avenue Southwest in Rochester.
"We cannot overstate our gratitude to the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "Research is critical to infusing new knowledge into patient care. It paves the way to solve serious or complex medical challenges for our patients at Mayo as well as patients around the world. This remarkable gift will allow us to meet a critical need for research space on our Rochester campus."
You can read more about the gift and new building on Mayo Clinic News Network.