VA Palo Alto Health Care System
"Phase 2" of Construction Begins in October
The VA Office of Construction and Facilities Management is set to issue the Notice To Proceed, for the “Phase Two” major construction project at VA Palo Alto, to S.J. Amoroso Construction Company in Redwood City, California.
The Notice To Proceed will be issued to the construction company at the end of this month, kicking off the $102.5 million project in October 2014, and should be completed within a 30-month construction period. Construction activities will occur on the east side of the Palo Alto campus. As the project progresses, there will be impacts to parking and accessibility onto Loop Road. Advanced notification will be provided to the facility prior to any major impacts.
Phase 2 consists of three significant parts:
- Loop Road Realignment and Site Utilities: This construction will relocate a section of Loop Road to improve vehicle and pedestrian congestion, allowing for long-term growth of the eastern portion of the PAD campus. Additionally, the project will include approximately 1,700 feet of underground utility upgrades.
- Radiology Consolidation: This construction consists of a multilevel, 34,000-square-feet addition to the main hospital (Bldg. 100), which will replace the existing radiology facility (Bldg. 102) and renovate approximately 10,000-square-feet of the existing Radiology department. The new space will centralize and accommodate a large variety of new radiology equipment for patients.
- Parking Structure 2: This new parking structure will provide a five-level, 750-space facility to primarily serve Veterans visiting Primary Care (Bldg. 5), the main hospital (Bldg. 100), Building 6, the new Research Center and Ambulatory Care Center. The concrete structure will be located on the eastern side of the VA Palo Alto campus.