Channel 13 - Veterans Home to Break Ground in Tucson
Tucson (AZCentral) - Principal construction is set to begin in mid-March on a housing and long-term-care facility in Tucson for U.S. military veterans.
The Arizona Department of Veterans' Services awarded the $28 million design-build project to Arizona contractors Haydon Building Corp. and SDB Inc. and Arizona architectural firm Orcutt-Winslow.
Construction of the 130,000-square-foot Tucson Veterans Home is scheduled to break ground March 19 and open in the second quarter of 2011, an SDB spokesman said. Funded by $18 million in federal stimulus money and a required $10 million matching contribution from the state, the project will provide jobs to Arizona construction workers for about a year, said Harry Sherwood, SDB director of business development.
The facility, adjacent to the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System at 3601 S. Sixth Ave., will serve up to 120.