H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute appears to be considering an expansion onto a tract of land owned by Tampa International Airport.
Moffitt is experiencing rapid growth both at its main campus near the University of South Florida and the satellite facility at International Plaza, said Moffitt spokeswoman Michelle Foley.
"The cancer center must continue to evaluate expansion in order to meet the needs of our patients, doctors and researchers," she said. "We are currently looking into opportunities to help us meet those needs."
Moffitt officials would not comment Friday on what type of facility might go on the land or what services would be provided there.
The airport is currently evaluating its real estate holdings to determine what is necessary for aviation and what can be considered "surplus," said airport spokeswoman Janet Zink.
Those evaluations will not be completed until the end of this year.
Potential uses for any surplus land will require a detailed analysis by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority and the Federal Aviation Administration, she said.