Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) -  Work is expected to begin later this year on the first building in the DMC Discovery Square district in downtown Rochester.

Mayo Clinic is partnering with Mortenson Construction to develop the building.

The first building will be located on the northern part of the Mayo employee parking lot along the south side of 4th St SW, between 2nd and 3rd avenues. Mayo will lease about a third of the 60,000 square foot building. Mortenson is marketing the remainder of the space.

The building is scheduled for occupancy in 2019.

Under the Mayo/Mortenson partnership, the Clinic will lease portions of other buildings that will be located in the district.

The plan was presented to the DMC Corporation Board Thursday.

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