VA Clinic to Spotsylvania
From Spotsylvania County:
Carnegie Management announced late yesterday that it has received an award from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for development of a major outpatient facility in Spotsylvania County to be leased to the United States government upon completion of construction.
The Fredericksburg area clinic will be a four-story, 450,000-square- foot facility built on a 48-acre site with extensive frontage along U.S. Route 1 at Hood Drive. Once complete, it will be one of, if not, the largest privately-owned V.A. medical centers in the country. Construction is expected to begin in 2021 with an estimated completion date in late 2023.
“The decision to locate the VA clinic in Spotsylvania between Richmond and Washington means that we will be able to better serve our veterans and lessen their burden by reducing travel time to access quality healthcare,” says Gary Skinner, Chairman of the Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors. “This move not only shines a light on Spotsylvania, but it creates jobs and opens up new possibilities for future development with the potential of benefitting the entire region. I would like to recognize Berkeley Supervisor Kevin Marshall for his assistance in securing this project for Spotsylvania. This could not have become a reality without his devotion and diligent work with the county’s Department of Economic Development.”
Spotsylvania competed against the city of Fredericksburg and Stafford County for the project that was first announced in December 2017 when the Department of Veterans Affairs began advertising for outpatient clinic space mostly along the Interstate 95 corridor from Spotsylvania to Stafford.
According to VA officials, the new clinic will replace the area’s two smaller, existing outpatient clinics and will better serve the region’s growing veterans population with expanded healthcare in a state-of-the art facility. The project is expected to generate more than 300 jobs the first year it opens with that number increasing to approximately 550 in 2026.