Manhattan is quickly becoming a haven for bio-science research, and that aim was put forward a little further last night at the Manhattan City Commission meeting. An Indian company, Pratistha International came forward for a second consideration, applying for economic development funds to set up a Manhattan-based arm of their company. The proposal, which passed unanimously, will allow Pratistha to set up a research facility in an old armory building near Manhattan Regional Airport.
Commissioners also were given the guaranteed maximum price on the construction of the new Traffic Operations Facility. While the price was presented, along with it came a number of options that could be added into the project. After considering the list, the Commission decided that the most important item immediately was a transfer switch, which would allow for a backup generator to keep essential systems on in case of power outage.