CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) – Bon Secours is taking advantage of the economic development at 288 and Midlothian Turnpike. With more than a year of planning, the 30-million dollar ambulatory care facility just got the green light.
"The project is one that's going to entail 100,000 square feet of space and two buildings," said Kevin Barr, Bon Secours Healthsource.
The pair of buildings will go up in two phases.
"As we see demand for service come online with the opening, then we'll assess phase two and we'll make our decisions then," said Barr.
Phase one will offer outpatient services and emergency care.
"Primary care physicians, internal medicine physicians, and a free-standing emergency service as well as a diagnostic imaging center," he said.
Chesterfield County sees this as a slam dump for economic development.
"That is one of the key strategic gateways in Chesterfield County," said Wilson Davis, Chesterfield County Economic Development.
Davis says a medical facility in the area will help sell future residential and commercial growth.
"Probably in the next year or two you're going to see some of the projects that are on hold come forward. Activity breeds activity. So once you have the ball start to roll and people see what's around them, that will attract others," said Davis.
This facility alone will draw 100 new employees.
"The jobs will include technicians, administrative support, nursing personnel and x-ray technologists and others that will help us provide health care so there are a wide variety of jobs that will be provided here at this location," Barr said.
"If you're out of work, one job is important in the county. 100 jobs is 100 jobs," Davis said.
Phase 1 will be complete in 2011. Plans are currently underway for Phase 2.