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VA closes on 65 acres in Lake Nona for medical center12 Sep

If you own a home in Lake Nona or the surrounding areas, there’s a good chance you’ve been following the news on the new Lake Nona Medical Center that has already broken ground. It seems like every week we’re hearing good news about what’s coming, and this week is no exception.

According to an article in the Orlando Business Journal, “The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Sept. 11 closed on its highly anticipated acquisition of land in Lake Nona for an undisclosed price.” They went on to say that, “The 65-acre parcel will be the site of the planned Orlando VA Medical Center, a $656 million medical complex that will include a 134-bed hospital, a 120-bed nursing home, a 60-bed assisted-living facility/transitional housing, an outpatient clinic and a veterans benefits mini-service center.”

With the current real estate market conditions in Orlando, it’s nice to see this type of development. There’s no doubt in my mind that the medical center, open-air mall, and slew of doctors, and medical staff moving into the area, the Lake Nona area should see an upward turn in home prices. There’s no guarantee, but it’s all very promising.

Look for construction to start on the Lake Nona VA Hospital in spring of 2009, and should be completed by 2012.

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$220M OK’d For Orlando Veterans Hospital01 Aug

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This is such welcomed news. Orlando is now the largest metropolitan area in the COUNTRY without a VA hospital, but all that’s about to change, thanks to a 407-4 vote to pass a massive spending bill that will pay for various military construction and Veterans Administration projects in Orlando, in the Lake Nona area.

According to Local 6, the bill was passed Friday morning after spending hours late Thursday night debating numerous amendments to the measure. The new VA hospital will provide relief to more than 75,000 veterans living in Brevard County since the closest in-patient care facility is more than a two-hour drive away.

This is all part of Lake Nona’s planned medical center, including the new UCF College of Medicine, and the Burnham Institute. We’ll be discussing the developments of this project as they happen, so keep checking back for more information.

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