Research Parks

Research Parks

Tradition Center for Innovation; Focus on Discovery - Tradition - Port St. Lucie

The Tradition Center for Innovation in Port St. Lucie is a +/- 120 acre site located at the southwest corner of Interstate 95 and Tradition Parkway. As proposed it will feature 400,000 s.f. of research and development, 100,000 s.f. of medical and office, 80,000 s.f. of restaurant and retail, a 300 bed hospital, and 300 hotel rooms.

The Tradition Center for Innovation (TCI) is a 150-acre research park under development in the 8,300-acre master-planned community of Tradition in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Uniquely and strategically located between scientific bases in Orlando and West Palm Beach, FCI at Tradition provides the cornerstone for a growing region that is quickly attracting international attention and the world's best bio-tech scientists.

The park is anchored by the new 103,000 square-foot headquarters of the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies (TPIMS), which opened in early 2009. In addition to TPIMS is the Oregon Health & Science University's Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) which will be expanding into a 130,000-square-foot complex, the Mann Research Center, a six-building, 410,000 square-foot life sciences complex adjacent to both facilities, and a new medical campus for Martin Memorial Health Systems. A Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotels is under development and an additional hotel, restaurants and support retail are also planned.

For more visit www.tciflorida.com   

Treasure Coast Research Park - Ft. Pierce

St. Lucie County is actively sowing the seeds of the future by creating a Research, Education and Development Park (Research Park) in Fort Pierce, Florida, currently comprised of 356 acres with future additions bringing the total acreage to over 1,000 acres. In 2005, the St. Lucie Board of County Commissioners and the University of Florida collectively created this agriculturally-and-biotechnologically-focused Research Park on Florida's east coast. Through the cooperative efforts of the School Board of St. Lucie County and the University of Florida,
plans are advancing for the inclusion of the additional property.

This Research Park is governed by the Treasure Coast Education, Research and Development Authority (TCERDA), pursuant to Florida Statute Section 159, Part V, and the enabling Resolution and Ordinance of the Board of County Commissioners of St. Lucie County, Florida.

The initial master plan calls for over 350 developed acres of buildings and wet labs to house research, development and educational institutions, businesses and incubators, with an additional 700 acres for agricultural fields and for future Research Park expansion.

Anchored by the USDA's 170,000 square foot Horticultural Research Laboratory and the 90,000 square foot University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences' Research and Education Center, TCERDA's Research Park is home to multi-disciplinary scientists, researchers and educators.

For more visit www.tcerda.org