October 25, 2017 Comments Off on Louisville Site Selected for $925M VA Medical Facility Views: 1740 Kentucky, National News, Southeast

Louisville Site Selected for $925M VA Medical Facility

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ended more than a decade of discussion with the selection of a suburban site in Louisville, KY for a $925 million hospital. The 35-acre site is located off Brownsboro Road, east of downtown Louisville.

The 104-bed hospital, which would replace the 1950’s-era Robley Rex VA Medical Center, is planned to include parking for 2,600 cars, underground utilities and a new central utility plant. The new medical center is expected to be delivered in 2018, though a ground breaking date has not been set, and Congressional approval for project funding is still required.

The vacant greenfield land was acquired by the federal government for $12.9 million five years ago, but nearby residents complained about potential traffic congestion. The Louisville VA hospital serves a 35-county region of Kentucky and southern Indiana, including roughly 150,000 veterans.

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