VGTI to start construction

December 10, 2009

TRADITION, Florida — Oregon Health & Science University’s Florida Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute got the green light to start building its $42 million laboratory — a project anticipated to help boost the local economy by generating an estimated 530 construction jobs.

The City Council this week gave the OK for VGTI Florida to build a 98,000-square-foot, four-story building on 8 acres within Tradition’s Florida Center for Innovation, a research park already home to biotech company Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies. The company has been leasing space on the third floor of Torrey Pines while it awaits completion of its building.

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