WASHINGTON, DC – January 18, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the award of a $53 million contract to a Florida firm to construct a new clinic in Cape Coral. The new building will replace a Fort Myers facility and expand diagnostic and treatment capacity for southwest Florida’s Veterans.
“Providing 21st century care to Veterans requires constant investment,” said Secretary Shinseki. “This new facility will ensure Florida’s Veterans receive the top-notch care they have earned through their military service.”
The contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awards more than $53.1 million to Kraft Construction Company Inc. of Naples to construct a 220,000-square-foot building. The multi-story structure will provide a surgery and outpatient support center to meet increased demand for diagnostic procedures, ambulatory surgery and specialty care. The contractor has two years to complete the work.
Last year, VA spent more than $6.3 billion in Florida on behalf of the state’s 1.7 million Veterans. VA operates seven major medical centers in the state, more than 35 outpatient clinics, 12 Vet Centers and seven national cemeteries.