The VA Clinic: A Spotsylvania Success
Spotsylvania County Lands Nation’s Largest Privately-Owned Outpatient Clinic for the Department of Veterans Affairs
The nation's largest privately-owned outpatient clinic for the Department of Veterans Affairs will be coming to Spotsylvania County. The facility will be privately developed and owned by Carnegie Management and Development Corporation, and leased to the United States government upon completion for a minimum of 20 years. The four-story, 450,000 square foot clinic will be built on a 48-acre site located in a commercial area of the County. Construction began in 2021 with an estimated completion date of 2025. The contract’s value totals $376,748,586.
The County entered into a three year long competitive process with the intention of creating jobs for the entire region, providing a better quality of life for over 40,000 nearby veterans, and generating tax revenue that will be used to better serve the citizens of Spotsylvania County. U.S. Representative Rob Wittman highlighted these efforts, saying:
“This will allow even better care for our veterans living in the 1st District. I’d like to applaud and thank our local governments in competition for this facility for their tremendous efforts and the great opportunities they made available to the VA.”
The selected site is located on US Route 1 and is just half a mile from two exit ramps off Interstate-95. The facility will have 2,200 feet of visibility on US Route 1 and 1,300 feet of frontage on Interstate 95. There will be 2,600 parking spaces available for patients and staff.
The facility will bring 600 jobs to the region in a field that provides quality high-paying jobs. Spotsylvania and surrounding counties will be able to provide a solid workforce thanks to a network of local colleges. Prospective nurses are able to complete their registered nursing associates degree at Germanna Community College, and continue their education at the University of Mary Washington to receive a bachelor’s of science in nursing. Additionally, Virginia Commonwealth University’s acclaimed school of medicine in Richmond, VA is just 50 minutes away.
In addition to job growth, the region is expected to see an industry increase in primary and secondary healthcare suppliers such as medical and surgical supply companies and pharmaceuticals. The below table shows the direct, indirect, and induced impact on employment, sales, and compensation.
This project will further bolster the site area’s identity as the medical corridor of the County. Healthcare offices affiliated with Mary Washington Healthcare, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Children’s Hospital of Richmond as well as numerous private practices are within a 2-mile radius. Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, an award winning acute care hospital, is only 3 miles away via US Route 1.
Throughout construction the County will coordinate with the developer through the Technical Review Committee (TRC.) The committee consists of governmental agency representatives with the responsibility of the technical review of site plans. This project is also considered a targeted industry, which means obtaining permits and inspections will be fast tracked and made a top priority by staff.
This will be the largest project ever for Carnegie Management and Development Corporation, an Ohio based real estate development and management company. Carnegie has developed, owns and manages several million square feet of improved real estate consisting of retail, office, governmental, commercial/industrial and residential properties, as well as numerous office and medical-office properties developed for and leased to the federal government. It began in 1984 as a design-build company and has since expanded into a full service real estate development and management organization, with its focus on long term, asset-based growth.
Spotsylvania County is excited to welcome this new facility and the opportunities it will bring. “This move not only shines a light on Spotsylvania, but it creates jobs and opens up new possibilities for future development with the potential of benefitting the entire region,” said Gary Skinner, chairman of the Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors.