LCpro wrote:Why would FSU need 1,000 to 5,000 acres for a "STEM campus"? Did you mean 10 to 50 acres? Scratching my head here....
If the goal is a research park that adds everything you typically want in one, university research, employers, space for entrepreneurs, space for large companies, thousands of employees, etc.
PLUS, you need a certain critical mass to attract MAJOR money to a tiny town like Tally that is remote. You have to do it big AND offer something that can't get in bitter towns. LAND. This is needed to reach critical mass.
Plus when you factor in, FSU has little room to grow and the smallest student to acre ration in Florida SUS by a HUGE amount, it makes sense.
Tally has wasted this opportunity for so long. It makes no sense. You master plan a 3-5K acre campus and it will take time, but you would be shocked at what it would bring.
- Master plans property designed for research and commercialization
- Creates partnerships with universities and research institutions
- Encourages the growth of new companies
- Translates technology
- Drives technology-led economic development
Univ. of Arizona
The spacious site offers companies room to develop.
40 companies and organizations including IBM, Citi, Raytheon and United Health Group/OptumRx
2 million square feet of office, laboratory, and production space
Common areas, multi-use paths and recreation facilities
Univ of Illinios
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research_ ... -Champaign
The Research Park opened its first building in 2001 and grew into a 200-acre technology
hub for corporate research and development operations.
The next phase of development in the new master developer agreement is to add 160 acres of additional land
east of the main Research Park area
NC State, etc
The park covers 7,000 acres
(2,833 ha) situated in a pine forest with 22,500,000 square feet (2,090,318 m2) of built space. The park is traversed by Interstate 40; the Durham Freeway; and NC 540. It is managed by the Research Triangle Foundation, a private non-profit organization.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innovatio ... llahassee)
Sitting on 208 acres
of scenic woods, Innovation Park features 17 buildings; 9 of which are owned by Florida State University, 1 is owned by Florida A&M University and The Authority owns 5
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_F ... earch_Park
Area 1,027-acre (4.16 km2)
Bama, Huntsville, etc
CRP is the home of nearly 300 companies, more than 26,000 employees and 12,500 students
In 1962, the City established this zoning, with 3,000 acres of land
officially designated Huntsville Research Park.
The City of Huntsville has continued to acquire land for future growth of CRP, and it is now approaching 4,000 acres.