Courtesy A rendering reveals prepare for a brand-new building at the Harry Reid UNLV Research study & & Innovation Park.
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017|2 a.m.
The UNLV Harry Reid Research & & Technology Park in the southwest valley appears prepared to start building and construction on a brand-new building.
Agents of the Gardner Co., a Utah-based designer that signed onto the job northeast of Sunset Road and Durango Drive in 2015, said work needs to begin prior to completion of the year.
“We are intending on breaking ground and will have all the authorizations and whatever in hand in the next 60 days,” said Dan Stewart, vice president of advancement for Gardner. “We’re aiming to break ground in November or December.”
The $20 million building will be four stories and 120,000 square feet.
Plans for the 122-acre website call for a master-planned service, research study and innovation community including office and retail area. At buildout, the park will feature 10-15 buildings with up to 1.5 million square feet in workplace.
Gardner said prepare for the 3rd building have actually been sent to Clark County for review.
There are two structures on the website now, with Illinois-based pharmaceutical company Catamaran in one building and charter school American Preparatory Academy in the other.
Although Stewart said it was hard to secure occupants without a new structure constructed, he stated that he has a set of entities prepared to opt for 2 floorings of the third building.
“We’re looking to do some sports research study,” said Stewart, who declined to confirm particular renters. “Incubator space, dry laboratories, getting into that entire autonomous world, biomed and everything else a real research park would have.”
UNLV President Len Jessup doubled down on the possibility of sports medicine research study at the park in his yearly State of the University address last week.
“In an interdisciplinary effort– from the medical school, nursing, physical therapy, athletic training, nutrition and community health sciences, and some non-health sciences … (we) are speaking about joining forces for sports medication,” Jessup said. “That’s the best thing for us to be doing, and faculty is beginning to look at exactly what that will look like.”
With the Vegas Golden Knights beginning their inaugural NHL season next month and the pending arrival of the NFL’s Raiders in Las Vegas in 2020, Jessup stated the situation is ripe to include sports research study in the valley.
“It’s simply a perfect time for this university to be doing that program,” he said. “It’s actually interesting.”
Teaming up with UNLV’s School of Medicine has actually been gone over as well.
Initial deal with the website, which was gotten by UNLV in 2005, began in 2015, with 2 buildings. One was a 100,000-square-foot facility for Catamaran, an Illinois-based drug store management business.
“The biggest problem was the economic crisis,” Stewart stated. “The whole workplace market valleywide was decimated throughout the recession.”
Gardner signed on after the UNLV Research study Structure decided to seek a designer that had experience working with comparable tasks. Gardner helped develop centers for the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute, Adobe, Thumbtack and SolarCity, among others.
Gardner and the UNLV Research study Foundation are promoting incentives such as sales and use-tax reductions to draw out-of-state renters to the site. Good highway and airport access as well as nearby retail, dining and shopping choices are amongst the facilities being marketed to possible occupants.
UNLV’s collaboration with Change, which houses the school’s Intel Cherry Creek Supercomputer, is another essential facility.
“It’s a huge draw since of its speed,” Stewart said. “It’s easily one of the top five computer systems in the world. Our company believe that’s a big draw for the kind of high-tech companies we’re trying to entice to come.”