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Lake Nona - Medical City

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The map on Lake Nona's Website shows Lake Nona Blvd being extetended through the town center and UCF and running west to Boggy Creek. I dont know when they will start on it though.... maybe once Orange County starts widening Boggy Creek?

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I must have missed something because I never seen this

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Baker Barrios

Does anyone know anything about it?

Not sure if this is the case, but Baker Barrios will sometimes throw plans out there with no customers attached just to see who bites. It's often just something they want prospective customers to look at. I remember they had a parking garage with a soccer field on top back when Ajax was talking about soccer in Orlando. About a year later that same garage showed up on their "UCF med school" campus plans for Lake Nona.

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UF builds medical outpost in Orlando

The University of Florida is building an outpost for students and researchers in a growing "medical city" in Orlando.

University officials today are breaking ground on the UF Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona. The $44 million, 100,000-square-foot facility will include the Orlando campus of UF's College of Pharmacy, a clinical research unit from UF's Institute on Aging and another research institute that works to speed the development of drugs.

UF's Lake Nona facility breaks ground

Edited by DeepEyez

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I hope I'm posting these to the right thread -- if not, let me know and I'll put them in the right discussion!

I was flying into Orlando a couple weeks ago and took some shots of these two sites close to each other south-east of Orlando (if I remember right). Are they part of Medical City?

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You can also see the "river" (which looks man made) on Google Maps right by the VA site with the roads matching the pictures, definitely is the medical city...

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Burnham's fundraising slowly growing

By now, if all had gone according to plan, the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute would have attracted $15 million in local philanthropy dollars.

But as the economy ran dry, so did the big checks.

An effort by Sanford-Burnham to sell the naming rights to various parts of its new Orlando building, a central part of Lake Nona's planned "medical city," has yielded only a few takers so far. Mandell Innovation Plaza, an outdoor space, is named for Bob Mandell, a Sanford-Burnham board member and former local home builder. A pair of conference rooms are named for the Orlando Magic, and a second-story walkway is known as the "CNL Bridge to Discovery."

Read more about Burnham's fundraising struggles here >>

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A True Medical City

By Tina Russell

Guest Reporter

Residents with incurable diseases, veterans in need and children who require specialists aren’t the only ones who will benefit from the budding Lake Nona medical city.

Each medical center within the “city” has committed to not only caring for their patients but to also finding a way to tackle health issues within the community. The concept is new but the “healthy community” approach is gaining speed in Lake Nona where six major medical and research centers will be operating by 2012.

The medical players include UCF Health Sciences Campus including the College of Medicine and the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Nemours children’s hospital, M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Institute and University of Florida’s Research Institute.

Arduin, Laffer & Moore Econometrics, a local economic consulting firm, estimates the medical city will bring 30,000 jobs to Orlando as well as having a $7.6 billion impact on the economy over the next 10 years.

http://www.eosun.com/eosun/article.asp?ID=4789

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Burnham Institute Florida: Green lab seeks cures

Since its inception, the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif., established compassion as its ultimate goal: to sustain and improve the lives of others. The will to sustain life permeates the organizational culture and is sought holistically, from the products of research to the built structures where the research occurs. Sanford-Burnham, a nonprofit organization, is also collaborative at its core. An interdisciplinary spirit has helped make it one of the top 25 organizations worldwide for research impact.

Sanford-Burnham focuses on key health-related issues, including cancer, neuroscience, aging, and infectious and inflammatory diseases. Its new core facility in Orlando., dedicated in fall 2009, was the first building within the 50-acre Lake Nona medical city master plan developed by Perkins+Will. The new building needed to complement existing amenities in the organization’s California facility and become a beacon of outreach to the global medical community on the U.S. east coast. The new core facility allows expanded research into cancer and new focuses on diabetes and chemical genomics.

In creating the project, the client wanted a building to showcase its humanitarian, collaborative spirit. Through the design process, these values worked in synergy to create an inspiring and unique space. Research and collaboration flow vertically and horizontally within the building, which is an expression of collaborative zones instead of isolated knowledge silos. The visual and spatial connections that dominate the user’s experience also became the driving sustainable features of the project, encompassing connection to a native and verdant site, the experience of water’s phases, daylight and fresh air.

http://www.rdmag.com...ab-Seeks-Cures/

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Over the holidays I was able to take a look around the Lake Nona campus. It's hard to envision the type of synergy they strive for with the suburban nature of this entire development. This is really just a medical office park, with big players and fancy landscaping. It is bringing thousands of jobs to Orlando, which shouldn't be balked at, but the execution of the plan and its relative isolation really negate the progressive vision.

This is not exactly the "synergy" of Palo Alto or Cambridge (for which is has been compared to).

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Over the holidays I was able to take a look around the Lake Nona campus. It's hard to envision the type of synergy they strive for with the suburban nature of this entire development. This is really just a medical office park, with big players and fancy landscaping. It is bringing thousands of jobs to Orlando, which shouldn't be balked at, but the execution of the plan and its relative isolation really negate the progressive vision.

This is not exactly the "synergy" of Palo Alto or Cambridge (for which is has been compared to).

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More potential good news for Lake Nona:

UCF plans to open dental school in 2014

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/health/os-ucf-open-dental-school-20110512,0,6396157.story

Slowly but surely, it seems Orlando will at last have all the professional schools available without leaving town, an important milestone they could have only dreamed about 50 years ago.

Edited by spenser1058

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Do anyone know if UF Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona started construction yet? If so, I tried to find pics of construction?

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Valencia College at Lake Nona rendering, to open August 2012:

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This is one of 4 proposed buildings for the site, adjacent to Lake Nona High School.

Site Plan:

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Edited by prahaboheme

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