The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs plans to turn 10 acres at Fort McPherson into a healthcare campus that would provide primary care, mental health, dental, lab, radiology and audiology services.
The agency will renovate a 74,000-square-foot building at McPherson that once was a health clinic and convert it into an outpatient clinic, reported the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Other nearby buildings will house programs for homeless veterans, including a temporary-stay facility and a residential rehab center for substance abuse problems.
The $40 million campus will occupy only a small part of the redevelopment planned for the 488-acre installation, which calls for a science and technology park, housing, retail and open space. The agency is planning to pay the Army $12.5 million to acquire the tract before McPherson closes. VA’s first facilities there are expected to open in about a year, according to the story.