Construction has started for the medical facility being built in one of Goochland's biggest developments.
Crews are clearing the wooded area for one of three buildings at the Notch at West Creek near the intersection of I-288 and West Broad Street. The facility will mean better accessibility for patients and physicians at the Henrico/Goochland line, and more jobs.
It is MEDARVA health care's multi-million dollar project.
"There really aren't any major medical facilities or medical office space in that part of the area, so there's a lot of excitement," said MEDARVA president Bruce Kupper.
The West Creek development is a large mix used development with 230 acres of space. The first building will be mostly be medical office space, but there are plans to add on with two more buildings.
Kupper says they plan to build a surgery center. It would be a similar setup to MEDARVA's other location - the Stony Point Surgery Center in Richmond. Kupper says it will mean new jobs.
"In a lot of cases, it will be a lot of physicians opening satellite offices, and so they will have to recruit new staff for that, and with the new surgery center and when some of the diagnostic equipment arrives, those will all be new jobs," he said.
Plans are still in the early stages, but developers say it's the next big step for West Creek.
Developers say they should complete the first building by the end of the year. The first building is about 65,000 square feet and developers say it will cost about $17 million.
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