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Danforth Plant Science Center announces $45 million expansion

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center on Monday announced a major $45 million expansion that will accommodate 100 new scientists and help further cement the center’s global reputation.

The center’s board of trustees approved the plan on July 18 after the Missouri Development Finance Board announced $4.5 million in tax credits for the project.

“This is a major growth phase that we’re entering into,” said James Carrington, the center’s president. “We’re very excited about this.”

The center’s current building, finished in 2001, currently houses 227 employees. The new facility will add nearly 80,000-square feet, housing state-of-the-art lab spaces that can accommodate advances in science.

[St. Louis Post Dispatch]