One Downtown Rochester Project Wrapping Up, Two Others Continue
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Work is wrapping up on one downtown Rochester project and continues to move ahead on two others.
Work at the Two Discovery Square Building is concentrating on interior areas as it nears completion. Developer M.A. Mortenson Co. has indicated construction is ahead of schedule. Work on the building began in Sept. 2020 and a topping-off ceremony was held last March. The building will be connected to One Discovery Square along 2nd Ave SW, south of the downtown Mayo Clinic campus. One Discovery Square opened in 2019. The two buildings are part of the DMC initiative.
The winter season had little impact on workers at a new Mayo parking ramp that’s going up on the west side of the Discovery Square buildings. Work began last summer on the ramp that will include around 1200 spaces. The ramp will be used by Mayo employees and tenants of the Discovery Square buildings.
Workers at a site a block to the north of the ramp have also been busy on a much larger project. The 11-story building will contain 176,000 square feet of flexible laboratory space and will include subway connections to Mayo’s Opus and Baldwin Buildings. A $65-million building permit for the project was approved by the city last month. Also approved was a $10.3-million permit for the tunnel work at the site. The building is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2023. It has been named the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Building, in honor of their foundation’s contribution of $49.3 million.