Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) -Workers are expected to begin some site preparation work on Monday for the first major project within the Destination Medical Center Discovery Square District. The Rochester Public Works Department says sidewalks adjacent to the construction zone will be closed starting Monday and fencing around the site will be going up.

Mortenson Construction will soon break ground on a $35 million Bio Science Building that have almost 90,000 square feet of space on four levels on a downtown parcel that had been, until this past Friday, a Mayo Clinic employee parking lot on the south side of 4th Street Southwest between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.

The Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota-Rochester have already signaled they intend to lease space in the new building, which is expected to open in 2019.

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