We were wondering about a possible modern equivalent to the city of San Diego’s post-WWII gifts of giant parcels of Torrey Pines Mesa land to researchers and companies like General Atomics and the Salk Institute.
Carlsbad might have one.
A new operation – Bio, Tech and Beyond – has its grand opening Friday. It’s part laboratory, part shared workspace, part incubator for fledgling companies, part space for “citizen scientists.”
The city of Carlsbad offered the group a 6,000-square-foot building that’s been vacant for more than a decade for $1 a year for five years. The city’s also fixing up the building and paying the gas and electric bills for the first year. Here are the city’s terms of the agreement.