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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

New Ocala VA Clinic nearing completion after year of construction

A new VA Outpatient Clinic is nearing completion of its southwest Ocala location.

After breaking ground in June 2020, major construction of the new 60,000 square foot building took around a year to complete and crews are currently putting the final touches on the clinic.

New VA Clinic in southwest Ocala Florida
The new VA Clinic in southwest Ocala, Florida

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs North Florida/South Georgia division has been regularly posting progress photos of the construction of the facility.

“As of June 14, Phases 1 & 2 of the project are substantially complete. They are installing flooring in Phase 3 and dropping ceiling tiles in both Phase 3 & 4,” reads a post from the organization.

Aerial view of new VA Clinic in Ocala Florida
Aerial view of Ocala VA Clinic as of June 2021

The new clinic will offer a wide variety of services, including primary care, mental health care, audiology optometry, specimen collection, and telehealth services.

Ocala Investors, LLC is the developer and owner of the property, which is located directly behind RaceTrac, Bojangles, and Culver’s, which is under construction.

The primary contractor in charge of the project is the Doster Construction Company.

Right across State Road 200, CarMax completed construction and opened the doors on its new Ocala facility earlier this year.

Culver’s, which was announced earlier this year, has been making brisk progress on the construction of their location along State Road 200, which is next door to Bojangles.

Chicken Salad Chick opened a new location nearby, its first in Ocala and second in the tri-county area.

Although an opening date has not yet been announced, when it does open, the Ocala VA Clinic will operate Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.