Friday, March 4, 2011

Golden Gate Fields and two other Berkeley sites in the running for new Berkeley Lab campus

When officials from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory open proposals for a second campus today, there will be three Berkeley-based offers: one at Golden Gate Fields, and two separate projects near Aquatic Park, according to informed sources who asked not to be named. The fact that there are three sites proposed in Berkeley may give the city a good shot at snaring the Lab's expansion, since it is more than any other city is offering. Alameda, Emeryville, Dublin, Oakland, Walnut Creek, Albany and Richmond are also vying to grab the second campus, which is expected to generate thousands of jobs in the coming years. More>