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March 8, 2014

Mayo plans for expansion of Mankato campus

Mankato campus expansion plan released


Mayo is asking the city to give it a rental license so it can, at least in the short term, rent the homes it buys and those it already owns in the area. Mayo currently can't rent the homes without city permission and can't use the homes as office space because they are now zoned for residential use.

Mayo said that if it is allowed to rent homes, it would target incoming Mayo providers and executives and single families as tenants.

If Mayo purchases the remaining homes in the area, it hopes to reconfigure the main entrance off Main Street and add walking paths and green space around the campus.

On its plan, Mayo numbered the proposed projects in the order it wants to do them, starting with the bed tower, then surgery support and endoscopy renovations, followed by a parking ramp and a building expansion and lastly the educational and ambulatory care building.

The city's Site Plan Review Committee will look at the amended master plan at its meeting 1 p.m. Tuesday.

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