LOS ANGELES --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded a contract for a Spinal Cord Injury and Community Living Center facility, and a new parking structure at the Department of Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System.
The more than $205-million contract was awarded by the Corps’ Los Angeles District to Archer West Federal JV of San Diego, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Construction of this facility is another way the Corps and our partners are supporting our veterans and warfighters, who have sacrificed so much for this nation,” said Col. Julie Balten, commander of the Corps' Los Angeles District.
The project is comprised of a new four-story, 197,000-square-foot Spinal Cord Injury and Community Living Center building and will feature 50 private spinal cord injury inpatient rooms; 32 Community Living Center beds, and outpatient and therapy clinics.
Additionally, the project also includes upgrades to the existing central utility plant and construction of a new 916-vehicle parking structure.
The Corps’ Los Angeles District has partnered with the VA San Diego Healthcare System since 2009 and has awarded 23 projects since that time, totaling more than $83 million.
“We value our continued partnership with the VA and all of our local, state and federal partners, and are looking forward to the completion of this facility that will assist so many of our veterans,” Balten said.
Nationally, the Corps is supporting 16 major medical facilities for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, totaling an estimated $7 billion. The Los Angeles District is part of the South Pacific Division, which oversees the largest VA design and construction program across the Corps. The Corps’ partnership with the VA in the region includes 14 major projects and an investment of more than $3.97 billion in updating and upgrading facilities throughout the Pacific Southwest.
Release no. 21-003