Grand Junction VA Center to Construct 2 New Buildings
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- If you've ever had to park at the VA Center here in Grand Junction, you may find it to be a little difficult since it tends to become full quickly.
However, several construction and renovation projects are hoping to alleviate any headaches.
Not one, but two new buildings will be constructed in the coming future, and VA officials say they are now 95 percent done planning and designing.
One of the buildings that they plan to construct is a 20,000 square foot rehabilitation medicine and prosthetics lab.
The other is a 350 space parking garage. Officials say they're excited for this new garage since they currently are at least 100 spaces shy.
“A lot of our veterans end up parking either on the street or in local businesses,” said Paul Sweeney of the Grand Junction VA Center. “This will alleviate that over flow and also take us into the future by many years.”
As funds become available, VA officials also plan to add additional solar panels.
Officials tell NewsChannel 5 that construction will be visible in small bits and pieces for the next year. But it's not until September or October that we will start to see some major construction.