Space to Learn, Work and Play
More than 30 years ago, NC State set forth on a mission to create a different kind of research campus — one where private companies could work side by side with university researchers and students to solve societal challenges, develop businesses to drive our state’s economy and create a national model for successful public-private research partnerships.
Now, we’re embarking on the newest chapter for NC State’s Centennial Campus: expanding the innovation ecosystem through the development of a 30-acre urban, mixed-use innovation development that will further our decadeslong “live-learn-work-play” vision.
Overview of the Planned Development
- The future development will supplement the existing innovation ecosystem on Centennial Campus in support of NC State’s education, research and statewide outreach mission. This project will also provide ample new amenities to serve the university community as well as partners on Centennial.
- The project will offer state-of-the-art office and lab space, apartments and amenity spaces, creating a critical mass of activity and expanding the impact of campus innovation.The district is planned to be developed in phases over the next decade or more.
Our Progress So Far
- In 2018, the NC State Board of Trustees of the Endowment Fund selected Lincoln Harris, in partnership with Goldman Sachs Asset Management, as its developer-partner for this project, following a competitive selection process.
- Lincoln Harris has developed a master plan for the project which is aligned with the mission of Centennial Campus and NC State’s vision of a vibrant, active innovation environment where academia and industry work side by side.
- Lincoln Harris has filed for project permits with the City of Raleigh for roadways, sidewalks and pedestrian focused site amenities.
The zoning modernization for Centennial Campus paved the way for the innovation district development.
What's Coming Next
Lincoln Harris has initiated the permitting process for the first building in the planned innovation district: a science- and technology-focused building to be located on “Block 07,” immediately to the north of NC State’s Plant Sciences Building.
The six-story building will feature approximately 350,000 square feet of flexible lab and research and development space, including approximately 20,000 square feet of first-floor high-bay space. Parking will be available in the adjacent deck (to be constructed on “Block 04”).
To learn more, contact NC State’s Office of Real Estate and Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.