Plans for MCA research park are debuted publicly
The Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) Foundation held an open meeting Feb. 14, 2013 where the community was introduced for the first time on plans to develop the region's first biomedical research and technology commercialization park. The park will be located within the MCA campus.
About 60 community people attended the meeting and offered input on the site plan, including the infrastructure improvements, access issues, building placement, etc.
The meeting took place at the San Juan Senior Center, 5701 Tamburo Crt., and was jointly hosted by the San Juan Neighborhood Association and City Representative Emma Acosta.
The MCA Foundation is planning to build an 80,000-square-foot research lab and incubator in this research park and it is expected to open in late 2015. It will be located on 13 acres that the foundation is leasing from the City of El Paso near the intersection of Gateway East and Revere.
Read more about the MCA research park and see renderings of the MCA biomedical research building at http://www.mcamericas.org/tech-park.
Within the 440-acre footprint is a smaller 140-acre plot that is the focus of development over the next 50 to 80 years.
Today, the MCA is an integrated complex of medical facilities anchored by University Medical Center of El Paso, El Paso Children's Hospital and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.
University Medical Center of El Paso
TTUHSC Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
El Paso Children's Hospital
Within the next five to eight years, the MCA campus expects to see three more major tenants spring up: TTUHSC Biomedical Sciences Graduate School, TTUHSC Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing, and MCA Tech Building.
Below is an illustration depicting the MCA 50 to 80 years from now. It shows uniform landscaping, parking lots, as well as new streets and at-grade railroad crossings to create an inner-campus loop. The illustration is an artist's rendering for illustrative purposes and not an official blueprint. >>Click here to see more illustrations and renderings.