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NIOSH Looks To Consolidate In Uptown

The Uptown Consortium has long planned for a science and technology center near the new MLK-I71 interchange.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will consolidate three Cincinnati facilities in Uptown. The General Services Administration announced in a release the proposed purchase of a site at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Reading Road.

Three NIOSH facilities, the Robert A. Taft Campus, Taft North, and the Alice Hamilton Laboratory will be combined in the new campus. Five hundred fifty employees work at those three sites.

$110 million has already been budgeted for the project. Construction is expected to start in summer 2018. The facility should be open by early 2021.

The GSA and the Centers for Disease Control will hold a public hearing August 1, at Walnut High School for community input.

Bill Rinehart started his radio career as a disc jockey in 1990. In 1994, he made the jump into journalism and has been reporting and delivering news on the radio ever since.