Lawrence Berkeley National Lab received 21 proposals for where to plant a potential second campus.
The lab issued its request for proposals in January with a deadline of March 4. The RFP calls for a site that can accommodate up to 2 million square feet of lab, office and research and development space including a 3,000 foot long building. The site must be within 25 minutes of the lab’s existing campus in the Berkeley Hills. Other criteria include proximity to transit and other amenities.
The RFP has created a major buzz among cities and developers since the second campus has the potential to facilitate hundreds of jobs and spin-offs and energize underutilized sites or sites seeking a major tenant.