The project, which breaks ground before the year ends, has beenin planning and design stages for one year, according to EdBittner, BremnerDuke's senior vice president of its South region.He tells that BremnerDuke will develop and own the450,000-sf outpatient center, with Baylor leasing "a good portion"of the space. The nine-story crescent-shaped building will go up ona five-acre tract, now a surface parking lot at the corner of Halland Worth streets.

[IMGCAP(2)]BremnerDuke's building will be connected via askywalk across Worth Street to the Baylor Charles A. Sammons CancerCenter, marking its 32nd year will be expanded by 120 beds tocreate the largest hospital of its type in North Texas.Chicago-based Perkins+Will's Dallas team designed both components.Medco Construction of Dallas, a Baylor-affiliated generalcontractor, will build both structures. BremnerDuke's team, beingled by Bittner, includes Richard Couturier, John Huff and MarkBeach, vice presidents of development, leasing and construction,respectively.

Bittner says the leasing team has other top-name tenants linedup for the class A space, with services and research facilities tobe disclosed down the road. "It's going to be a world-classcancer-care center," he stresses. "It's been a very long planningprocess."

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