U of L Begins Road to New Research Park


University of Louisville officials are continuing plans to develop a research park near the Belknap Campus.

In a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday, the project–located just North of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium–was unveiled and includes a new road and two bridges that will connect the research facilities with the rest of campus.

The research park will support engineering and applied sciences companies and researchers, much like U of L’s downtown research park supports health sciences research. The project will cost upwards of $30 million with a majority of the financing coming from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

U of L officials hope construction of the road and bridges can begin later this year and wrap up in 2014. The new research park could take up to 20 years to complete.

Devin Katayama

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