Construction underway on new research facility

Posted Sep 29 2023
Rendering of the new CSU research facility.

Construction has begun on a new $40 million facility to serve as the home of Central State University's Land-Grant research.

The two-level, 40,000-square-foot building will be located on State Route 42 near the water tower and will include, among other features, a precision lab for sustainable agricultural and robotic research; a food safety lab; a molecular biology and tissue culture lab; and a soil and water testing research lab.

Completion of the first phase of the construction project is expected by June 2024, with Phase 2 anticipated to be completed in early 2025.

"I'm really excited about the construction that is happening across (State Route) 42. We will be getting a new research facility," said Sakthi Kumaran Subburayalu, Ph.D., interim associate director of Land-Grant research. "It will house several laboratories and offices for research faculty and staff."

See the construction in action via the Central State University Extention YouTube channel at

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