VA Narrows Search for Site of New Veterans Hospital

by Erica Peterson on November 10, 2011

The federal government has narrowed down its options for the site of a new veterans hospital in Louisville.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected a site on Brownsboro Road as the preferred site for the new VA Medical Center. The location is close to the Watterson Expressway and within close proximity to the current veterans’ hospital and the downtown University of Louisville Hospital. The second choice for the hospital is an undeveloped site at St. Joseph.

Originally, five locations were in consideration—the options included reconfiguring the existing VA medical center and locating downtown by the U of L Hospital.

In a statement Mayor Greg Fischer stressed the importance of the hospital to the city and said it’s important to begin construction on the facility.

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