LOCATION


Grafton Science Park is in a desirable New England setting on the
campus of Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine,
New England's only veterinary school. With an international reputation for
excellence in veterinary medicine, public health and biomedical research, the
Cummings School will provide science park companies with access to its unique
research services and skilled-labor pool. The site is located directly on Route 30 on
the western edge of a sprawling 594-acre parcel abutting the Grafton MBTA commuter
rail station.

Grafton Science Park is within an Economic Target Area. Occupants benefit from being
among the University's world-class faculty, students, and translational research programs.
Central Massachusetts is an emerging and flourishing area for technology and the life sciences
organizations. With more than seventy biotechnology, biomedical diagnostics, bioinformatics,
medical device and pharmaceutical companies, Worcester County is home to the state's second
largest number of life sciences organizations.

The Park is fifteen minutes from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of
Massachusetts Medical School, forty minutes from Boston and Cambridge (35 miles), and
minutes from I-495. Grafton Science Park is well positioned to leverage the region’s high
technology and life sciences industry clusters as well as its plentiful economic, education
and transportation resources.
For more information and a tour
of Grafton Science Park contact:


+1 617 531 4188


+1 617 316 6412


+1 617 531 4113


+1 508 755 0707

SCIENCE PARK DEVELOPMENT


  • Development Overview
  • Elements
Phase I of Grafton Science Park is a new 348,000 square foot lab, research
and office park. All permits are in place including master plan approval, and a
Massachusetts Environmental Protection Act (MEPA) Certificate by the state for
up to 660,000 square feet of development.

Construction of the Park’s initial phase of infrastructure and public utilities are
complete. The fully approved campus master plan allows for up to 702,000 square feet of three-story buildings, and extreme flexibility in actual building and site areas. Natural gas, electric, water, and sewer have all been extended to
the site.

Grafton Science Park shows Tufts commitment to sustainable development.
The project reflects Tufts’ reputation for thought leadership and innovation.
Pad ready sites can be customized to your company’s needs.

SITE

100 acres within the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

LOCATION

Westboro Road (Route 30) in Grafton, MA

ZONING

Expedited permitting process via Office/Light Industry and
Campus Development Overlay

PERMITTED USES

Research and development, manufacturing, and activities related to
life science, medical and pharmaceutical industries. Accessory
services and conference facilities

UTILITIES

Water, public sewer, natural gas; fiber optic voice and data lines
are all available

ON-SITE AMENITIES

New cafeteria, fitness center and interior courtyard with seating

For more information and a tour
of Grafton Science Park contact:


+1 617 531 4188


+1 617 316 6412


+1 617 531 4113


+1 508 755 0707

CUMMINGS SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE


Founded in 1978, the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at
Tufts University is the only veterinary school in the six-state New England
region. The school's pioneering academic programs, high-quality clinical
services and original research have brought Tufts University national and
worldwide acclaim. The school's 594-acre campus includes three teaching
hospitals—the Hospital for Large Animals, the Foster Hospital for Small Animals
and the Barbour Wildlife Medicine Building. The Cummings School is recognized for
faculty research contributions to:

  • the study of zoonotic infectious diseases

  • research in reproductive neurosciences, hepatic and gastrointestinal diseases,
    pulmonary diseases and nutrition

  • spontaneous "One Health" animal disease models that provide innovative translational
    approaches to animal and human health

  • clinical and applied areas of research excellence in nutrition, cardiology, emergency
    and critical care, orthopedics and regenerative medicine

  • sustainable animal agriculture, wildlife conservation and public health.
For more information and a tour
of Grafton Science Park contact:


+1 617 531 4188


+1 617 316 6412


+1 617 531 4113


+1 508 755 0707

INCENTIVES


  • Incentives
  • Business Climate
Grafton maintains an attractive, unitary tax structure and is located in a state-designated Economic Target Area (ETA). Subject to approvals from Grafton Town Meeting and Massachusetts Office of Business Development’s Economic Coordinating Council, a project demonstrating job creation in an ETA can obtain negotiated municipal tax rates and an up to 6% state investment tax credit for qualifying tangible, depreciable assets.
Grafton is a business-friendly community that supports the project. The town has approved the state’s Chapter 43D Expedited Permitting designation, securing state approval of Grafton Science Park as a Priority Development Site in September 2007. As a result, Grafton has also established a local streamlined permitting process.
For more information and a tour
of Grafton Science Park contact:


+1 617 531 4188


+1 617 316 6412


+1 617 531 4113


+1 508 755 0707

CONTACT


For more information and a tour of Grafton Science Park contact:

Phil DeSimone
+1 617 531 4188

Rob Mahoney
+1 617 316 6412

Don Domoretsky
+1 617 531 4113

Jim Umphrey
+1 508 755 0707

 

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