The City of El Paso will get the first annual report from the Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) Foundation this week on various ongoing efforts bolstered by the City’s investment last year. A Chapter 380 Economic Development Program Grant Agreement was established on February 7, 2012 between the City and the MCA Foundation.
|This rendering shows what the entrance to the Cardwell Collaborative Building may look like when it opens in August 2015. (www.elpasotexas.gov)|
|The Cardwell Collaborative Building will be visible from Interstate 10. (mcamericas.org)|
|A Cafe will be located on the first floor of the Cardwell Collaborative.|
Representatives will also update Council members on one current and one near-future construction project underway at the MCA campus.
|This rendering shows what a conference room within the Cardwell Collaborative Building may look like.|
The 83.000 square foot, multi-story building will be highly visible from Interstate 10 just east of the Spaghetti Bowl. According to floor plan schematics in the report, the first level will have conference rooms, administrative offices, and a café. The upper levels will have rooms for laboratories and research equipment, as well as some leasable space. The project’s architect is the Philo Wilke Partnership firm of Houston (www.pwarch.com). The firm opened an El Paso office in 2010.
|The floor plan for one of the Cardwell Collaborative's upper floors shows offices, laboratories, and leasable space. The facade which will face Interstate 10 is slightly angled inward towards the building.|
|Tables and benches make up a seating area in front of the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing building in this concept image. (www.elpasotexas.gov)|
The report will be presented to the City Council at its October 15, 2013 meeting. More information on the MCA Foundation can be found at mcamericas.org.