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Mortenson Development Partnership

Mortenson was selected in September 2016 to lead the development of Discovery Square. The launch of Discovery Square is a key milestone for the Destination Medical Center, the largest public-private partnership in Minnesota state history. The groundbreaking for Phase 1 was in November 2017 and the facility officially opened in June of 2019.

About Discovery Square

What's Here is What's Next. Adjacent to the world renowned Mayo Clinic, Discovery Square is the new home for the future of biomedical research and technology innovation. Taking advantage of unrivaled proximity and access to Mayo Clinic, Discovery Square offers start-up, early phase and established companies the opportunity to collaborate in the development of what's next in technologies and therapies.

Planned as a healthcare innovation campus within Rochester's Destination Medical Center, Discovery Square is located within Medical Alley, the number one health-tech cluster in the world. Here, research is translated from bench to bedside in the fastest-to-market approval community in the United States.

Space flexibility is a hallmark of Discovery Square, ensuring a wide variety of needs are accommodated, from growing and established companies to educational uses. Discovery Square builds on an already rich entrepreneurial ecosystem established in Rochester. Tenants benefit from this ecosystem while residing in one of "America's Best Places to Live" with easy access to nature, recreation and culture - all at an affordable cost of living. At Discovery Square it's not only about speed - it's about the lifestyle that affords an ease of speed.

Phase 1

Phase 1 of Discovery Square includes an 81,000 rentable square foot bioscience building with approximately 150 surface parking stalls. The building is anchored by Mayo Clinic, with focuses in imaging, advanced diagnostics and regenerative medicine. Joining Mayo will be the University of Minnesota Rochester, Epic Systems Corporation, a café, and a variety of other bioscience private sector partners. 

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Bob Solfelt Bob Solfelt Senior Vice President Email | 763.287.3427