Three modern bioscience research buildings are in the planning stages for the growing Fitzsimons Innovation Campus in Aurora, Colorado.
Plans additionally are calling for the eventual construction of several apartment complexes and hotels, as well as math-centered elementary, middle, and high schools.
The innovation campus became a reality after the historic Fitzsimons General Hospital was decommissioned as a result of the Department of Defense’s Base Realignment and Closure program in the late 1990s.
An effort spearheaded by the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority was then launched to transform the hospital and surrounding site into a medical and research campus.
At more than 125 acres, the campus has since turned into a hub of healthcare and bioscience research with new buildings going up to facilitate such work.
The campus is currently seeing the $55 million construction of a 3-story, 115,000 square foot bioscience facility, which will also include research, laboratory, and office space.
Now Fitzsimons Innovation Campus officials say the next step is building three more similarly-sized structures on the site, also for research purposes, as well as the new schools for younger students.
A schedule for when that work may begin has not yet been announced.
By Garry Boulard
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