Devco, in conjunction with University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), has developed the country's most comprehensive biomedical research center focusing on the genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors in human growth and development with an emphasis on prevention, treatment, and cure of childhood diseases. The expansive research and development facility, situated among the campuses of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, includes laboratories, office and administrative space, a transgenic gene targeting facility, and vivarium. The Child Health Institute will also serve as the cornerstone for additional redevelopment in the immediate area, further strengthening New Brunswick's concentration in the health care industry. Additional development plans on adjacent sites include Children's Specialization Hospital, a 630-car parking garage, and a 20,000 sq. ft. commercial office building.

completed: May 2005
location: adjacent to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital,
fronting French Street, bordered by Plum and Scott Streets
size: 145,000 sq ft
occupancy: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
developer: Devco and Keating Development Company
architect: Hillier Architects
construction manager: Joseph Jingoli & Son, Inc.
investment: $73 million
financing: self-issuing certificates of participation,
federal, state, corporate and foundation grants


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