VA San Diego Breaks Ground on $217M Projects - VA San Diego Healthcare System
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VA San Diego Breaks Ground on $217M Projects

group photo during ground breaking ceremony

Stakeholder leaders in the construction of the future SCI/CLC facility at San Diego VA Medical Center pitch the ceremonial first shovel of dirt in the upcoming construction during a groundbreaking ceremony on June 16.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

VA San Diego Healthcare System held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new Spinal Cord Injury/Community Living Center (SCI/CLC) facility on June 16, 2021. 

The new SCI/CLC will be a stand-alone four-story building, 197,000 square feet, with a roof terrace that will include an SCI center with 50 private inpatient beds and a CLC center with 32 beds, outpatient and therapy clinics. The projected opening date is Fall 2024.

artist rendition of the future SCI/CLC building

Artist rendition of the future SCI/CLC building.

“Improving access and quality of care for our Veterans in the San Diego County area has always been our priority,” said Dr. Robert Smith, director of VA San Diego Healthcare System. “We are happy to see this project moving forward.”

Adjacent to the new SCI/CLC building, construction crews will also be working on a 916 car parking structure (two basement levels, five above-ground levels), with a projected completion date of July 2023. In addition, upgrades to the existing Central Unit Plant (CUP) are also included in this scope of work. The total project cost is $217 million.

The new SCI/CLC building, parking structure, and CUP upgrades are located at the San Diego VA Medical Center.


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