The New Haven, Conn., City Plan Commission has approved Yale University's proposal to build a new, 12,930-square-foot Chemical Safety Building near the existing one.
The New Haven Register reports that the project is a part of a larger university plan to develop its Science Hill district and construct a new Physical Sciences and Engineering Building, which has been described as “one of the largest facilities projects in university history.”
The new chemical storage will be directly north of and connected to the Chemistry Research Building. The existing Chemical Safety Building, which has been operating for more than 25 years, will be demolished following the construction of the new building.
The facility will be used to store chemicals and for waste management for Yale’s science programs. The university hopes to start the construction in fall, aiming for a spring 2025 completion.
The Physical Sciences and Engineering Building plan originally was announced in 2020. Yale signed a $365 million contract for the project with Turner Construction in 2022.
The project is still in the preliminary design stage; the first phase is planned to start in about a year and completion is slated for 2029. Yale says the science building project will total more than 600,000 gross square feet.