Clinic for vets still a go for May 2014

       Construction remains on schedule for the new outpatient clinic being built on 18 acres atop Fillmore Hill by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Construction continued this week on the new Veterans Administration outpatient clinic. Facing onto Centennial Boulevard, the 80,000-square-foot facility will replace two smaller veterans' clinics locally that total about half that amount of space. Completion is expected in May.
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       “We're still targeting May 2014,” said Dale Anderson, military liaison for Doug Lamborn, the congressman whose district includes the Westside.
       After a groundbreaking ceremony last November (on Veterans Day), the project has been moving steadily forward, with the frame for the three-story building taking shape in recent weeks.
       The $10 million facility is tentatively known as the Colorado Springs Commun-ity Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), although a public process began earlier this year to name it after a distinguished individual (to be announced in early 2014).
       At 80,000 square feet, CBOC will replace two outpatient VA clinics that have 36,000 square feet between them. CBOC will also provide expanded services, plans show.
       The site faces onto Centennial Boulevard south of Fillmore. The VA has a 20-year lease with U.S. Federal Properties, a real estate firm in Kansas City, Mo., that specializes in “the acquisition, development, financing, and management of properties primarily leased to the U.S. federal government and its various agencies,” according to its website.

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