The Real Deal Miami

Biotech campus plan gathers steam

July 21, 2008 11:38AM

The Lester family, owners of the Bridger tract that’s been touted as a potential site for the 683-campus for Scripps Florida, remains coy about the bioscience center, but family lawyer Alan Ciklin says they haven’t reached a decision on the land. Plans call for building 2,700 homes and 4.5 million square feet of commercial space, with 1.6 million square feet set aside for Scripps Florida, and 2.4 million available for other biotech companies. Palm Beach County and the Lester family hope to have a plan submitted to the state by September for the potential expansion, which would take place in Jupiter, across Donald Ross Road from Florida Atlantic University, home of the Scripps Research Institute’s first labs in Florida.