Mayo Clinic construction heats up, despite cool weather
Here's some from my column in today's paper. Look for the whole piece in the print edition.
Though the weather is starting to cool off, Mayo Clinic's local building projects continue to heat up.
On Friday, Mother Mayo submitted a development plan to build a more than 83,000-square-foot, two-story warehouse in northwest Rochester.
It looks like the proposed warehouse is targeted for the corner of Valleyhigh Drive Northwest and Superior Drive Northwest.
That places it next to Mayo's Superior Drive Support Center, which houses Mayo Medical Labs. That complex is the former home of Celestica Inc.
It is not clear what Mayo Clinic plans to store in the warehouse. No one familiar with the project was available to talk about it Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Mayo Clinic is planning a ceremonial groundbreaking event for its proposed proton beam radiation therapy center in downtown Rochester.
Look for the event to happen Thursday, with local VIPs wielding gold-plated shovels after a round of celebratory speeches.
Of course, dirt has already been moving for much of the summer to prepare the way for the more than $200 million complex. It will house the eagerly anticipated pencil-beam cancer treatment center.