The two facilities totaling 185,500 square feet will serve approximately 23,346 veterans annually from Northeast Florida and South Georgia upon completion.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Structural steel beams forming the hull are in place as construction progresses rapidly on the new Jacksonville outpatient clinic and 30-bed home the US Department of Veterans Affairs built near Jacksonville International Airport.
The two facilities totaling 185,500 sq. North Florida and South Georgia, at Times-Union.
“Planned completion is early 2024,” she said.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will lease the facilities as part of its North Florida and South Georgia Veterans Health System.
Estimated at a combined total of $64.2 million, the outpatient clinic and home — essentially a dormitory that can be used for residential care — are being built on 26 acres at 145 Heron Bay Road, near Max Leggett Parkway off Interstate 95.
Jacksonville VA OPC LLC purchased the property for $8.24 million in a sale recorded Dec. 22, 2020, according to Duval County Property and Court Records.
Snook said overall construction is at least 21% complete, having started in October 2021.
Work completed to date includes site work, structural steel and concrete slab on the deck. The walls of the second floor of the outpatient clinic have been fitted out. Additionally, underground mechanical, electrical and plumbing were installed, she said.
Services to be provided include primary care, audiology, an eye clinic, several specialties, physical medicine and rehabilitation, prosthetics, radiology, sample collection and telehealth.
The home, which will be connected to the clinic by a covered canopy, will provide rehabilitation and treatment for homeless veterans, Snook said.
The clinic will replace the Jacksonville VA Southpoint Clinic at 6900 Southpoint Drive N. and the University of Jacksonville VA Clinic at 3901 Memorial Health Plaza on the Southside.
Remains open the Jacksonville 1 VA Clinic at 1536 N. Jefferson St.
The North Florida and South Georgia Veterans Health System currently offers residential treatment in Lake City and Gainesville.
The North Jacksonville beds “will provide a substantial opportunity to treat veterans with acute mental health needs, those who may be struggling with substance use disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, roaming and more,” agency officials said in a press release announcing the project. .
Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic and Home
- Address: 145 Heron Bay Road
- Location: On Interstate 95, near Jacksonville International Airport and River City Market
- Property area: 26 acres
- Project Overview: Construction of a two-story Veterans Administration outpatient clinic and 30-bed home
- Start of construction: October 5, 2021
- Percentage of work completed: 21%
- Estimated completion: Early 2024
- Initial estimated cost: $64.2
- Developer: Kansas City US Federal Properties
- Contractor: Meyer Najem Construction of Fishers, Ind.
- Architect: Hoefer Welker of Kansas City, Mo.
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