UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute & East Campus Recreation Area
HELIX Environmental Planning (HELIX) prepared an Initial Study (IS), Environmental Impact Report (EIR), and technical studies for UC San Diego’s Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) and East Campus Recreation Area Project. The 360,000 SF research building included eight stories to accommodate 734 new and 377 relocated faculty and staff. The building also houses wet research laboratories; dry research core facilities; a vivarium; clinical research spaces; physician, administration, and support offices; common areas; and mechanical equipment rooms. The nearby recreation area included development of a track-and-field complex, jogging path, and golf range. Technical studies prepared by HELIX included traffic, air quality/greenhouse (GHG) gas, cultural resources, and biological resources. HELIX also conducted wetland permitting, habitat installation/monitoring, and construction monitoring. The two project components were implemented in two separate phases to be timed to coordinate with the Jacobs Medical Center Bed Tower construction.