The North Campus Research Complex will get 80 new parking spaces in lot NC92 after the Board of Regents on Thursday approved the reconstruction project.
The $4.9 million project also calls for expanding the width of lanes in the road on the west side of the NCRC from 10 feet to 13 feet wide.
Eight years ago this month, silence fell over a vast pharmaceutical research campus in northeast Ann Arbor.
But today, it's a bustling part of the University of Michigan, which has spent recent years putting its laboratories, offices and event spaces back to good use.
Millions of times a year, teams at the U-M Health System test samples of tissue, blood and other bodily fluids for patients of all ages. The results can reveal risks or signs of disease — or response to treatment — and help make a major difference in doctors' decisions.
When Pfizer announced it would close its research site in northeastern Ann Arbor in early 2007, the shock resonated throughout Michigan. When no private companies emerged to purchase the 174-acre, 30-building campus, the university stepped forward — and in June 2009 bought the site for $108 million.