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Jax Daily Record Friday, Dec. 17, 202111:30 AM EST

New VA clinic breaks ground in North Jacksonville

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The $64.2 million facility is planned for completion in summer 2023.
by: Monty Zickuhr Managing Editor

The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System broke ground virtually Dec. 15 for its $64.2 million Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic and domiciliary in North Jacksonville.

The clinic is at 145 Heron Bay Road along Max Leggett Parkway northeast of UF Health North and River City Marketplace, is the top construction project of 2021 in Northeast Florida based on permit values.

“I am very proud of the accomplishment we have made in breaking ground for this new facility,” David Isaacks, North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System director, said in a news release.

David Isaacks, North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System director, speaks at the groundbreaking.

“This new clinic will be co-located with a brand new domiciliary which will provide an additional 30 beds of residential treatment capacity to our health system.”

The facility will offer MRI services, CT scanning and a women’s imaging center. Substance abuse, homeless and PTSD programs will be available.

Completion is anticipated in summer 2023.

The release said the 173,200-square-foot clinic will replace the Jacksonville VA SouthPoint and Jacksonville VA University sites. The Jacksonville Outpatient Clinic on Jefferson Street in Springfield will remain open.

Groundbreaking participants commemorate the construction of a new 173,200-square-foot VA outpatient clinic at 145 Heron Bay Road in North Jacksonville.

Jacksonville VA OPC LLC bought the 21.06-acre North Jacksonville site for $8.424 million on Dec. 22, 2021. BMO Harris Bank issued a construction mortgage of almost $89.3 million on Jan. 22.

Indiana-based Meyer Najem Construction LLC is the contractor. Alabama-based Sain Associates is the civil engineer.

The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System says it is the nation’s largest VA health care system employing more than 5,800 medical professionals and support staff. It operates 14 facilities.

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