December 1, 2022


The Makings of a Medical City

Diane Sears | 9/1/2008

1» Town Center

Retail, residential, restaurants, office space and outpatient facilities to support the 600-acre science and technology park.

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2» Nemours Children’s Hospital

95-bed main structure plus a pediatric clinic, medical office buildings and two parking garages

When: Breaking ground first quarter of 2009; opening midyear 2012

Location: Next door to the town center

Size: 600,000 square feet on 60 acres

Cost: $400 million

Comforts: Basement that opens onto lakefront property surrounded by gardens, play space, sculptures and possibly an amphitheater and bicycle paths; two rooftop gardens

Employees: 1,200, including 50 new physicians

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3» Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Nona VA Medical

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic will move from its current location near Baldwin Park and add 134 in-patient beds.

When: Opening in 2012

Size: 1.1 million square feet on 65 acres

Project cost: $600 million

Employees: 2,000 to 2,500

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