$148 million UF Health North project in review

The hospital is adding a 124-bed third phase to its facility along Max Leggett Parkway.

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The city is reviewing a permit application for a Batson-Cook and Danis joint venture to build the $148 million UF Health North third-phase addition.

UF Health North intends to develop a six-story, 124-bed addition on 25.1 acres at 15255 Max Leggett Parkway in North Jacksonville. 

Gresham Smith is the architect for the 174,000-square-foot project.

The medical institution ceremonially broke ground March 31 for the expansion.

“UF Health North has become an integral part of this community since it opened seven years ago, and this expansion is another example of our dedication to the health and well-being of the people who live and work in this area,” UF Health Jacksonville CEO Russ Armistead said in a news release at the time.

The hospital campus is near Interstate 95 and east of River City Marketplace.

UF Health said in March that construction will begin in April with completion planned for early 2024.

The initial work was site-related.

UF Health North opened the first phase of the campus in 2015. The medical office building includes a 24/7 emergency room, outpatient surgery suites, imaging and other diagnostic services and four floors of physicians’ offices. 

The second phase opened in May 2017. The five-story, 92-bed inpatient tower comprises a 20-bed unit dedicated to labor and delivery and other women’s services, a 24-bed floor dedicated to intensive care, two 24-bed floors dedicated to general medical inpatients and one floor for administrative services, a chapel and a cafeteria.

Renderings show the addition east of the second phase.