Last summer, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) made the much-anticipated announcement that it will be consolidating its three Cincinnati facilities in the Uptown Innovation Corridor at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Reading Road.
In mid-May, NIOSH announced the design/build RFP for the consolidation project.
Specifically, the CDC says the “project consists of the design and construction of 235,000 gross square feet (GSF) of laboratories, offices, laboratory support offices, transshipping, and storage spaces. [It] also includes site utilities, site infrastructure, surface parking lots for employees, and an approximate 600 automobile structured parking deck for visitors and employees. A central utility plant (CUP) is to be incorporated into the project for the required hot water or steam, chilled water, and emergency generator capacity.”
NIOSH, a department of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), creates the most important workplace health and safety R&D in the nation. Its 14-acre development will have at least $132 million in direct and indirect spending annually and will create more partnerships between NIOSH and the Uptown anchor institutions to advance medical research. In all, NIOSH’s economic impact on Greater Cincinnati is forecasted to be $291.7 million along with $1.2 million in earnings tax revenues for the City of Cincinnati.
When the site is finished, 550 professionals—including chemists, biologists, engineers and toxicologists—will be joining the ranks of advanced researchers who call Uptown their professional home.
RFPs will be accepted through June 14, 2018. The targeted completion date is early 2021.