Grand Rapids – Real Estate and Research Facility Development
Project phase: Construction
- The Secchia Center, headquarters for the MSU College of Human Medicine (CHM), is a privately-funded medical education building located in Grand Rapids along the "Medical Mile”.
- Since the Secchia Center's opening in 2010, CHM has reached its expansion goal of 800 students and has built a successful research platform in west Michigan.
- Centers of excellence in research on Parkinson’s disease, women's reproductive health, cutaneous oncology (Melanoma) and breast cancer are currently conducted by MSU scientists in research laboratories in leased space.
- To sustain and enhance CHM's trajectory in research growth, it is critical to develop a comprehensive strategy to establish appropriate facilities in Grand Rapids to house researchers and advance the University's mission.
- Development of a comprehensive strategy to establish appropriate research facilities to house researchers and advance the university's mission.
- The new facility will be located on the former Grand Rapids Press site at the northeast corner of Monroe Avenue and Michigan Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
- This project involves construction of an approximately 160,000 square foot multi-story research building.
- Initially four floors will be built-out and one floor will be shelled, providing future research laboratory capacity necessary to support planned research growth.
- Project designed with open\flexible labs for 33 principal investigators
- Shelled floor for an additional 11 PIs
- Vivarium built to accommodate 44 PIs
- 162,680 gross square feet
- Start of construction: June 2015
- Substantial completion: July 2017
- $85,100,000. Funding will be provided through gifts, the general fund, and tax-exempt financing with debt repayment from a variety of sources, including the general fund. The combined budget, along with the demolition of the Grand Rapids Press Building ($3,000,000) is $88,100,000.
Questions, comments, concerns?
- Dick Temple, project representative, email@example.com, (616) 234-2603
- To follow the progress of the construction, visit the MSU Grand Rapids Research Center website