Groundbreaking Up Front

VA Outpatient Clinic Breaks Ground

Groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new VA clinic / Photo by Tim Greenway

Portland, ME – FD Stonewater, J.B. Brown & Sons, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently held an official groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new VA community-based outpatient clinic (CBOC), located at 141 West Commercial Street in Portland.

Once opened, the clinic will replace and consolidate the existing leases at the Saco and Portland CBOC locations, without disruption of care and services during the transition. The new 68,710sf facility will enable VA Maine to expand services to veterans in a state-of-the-art and energy-efficient facility. The new clinic will offer core healthcare services as well as additional specialty care services to veterans and will embody the VA’s Patient Aligned Care Team principles.

SmithGroup will serve as the architect of record and Landry French Construction of Scarborough will serve as the general contractor. Gorrill Palmer of South Portland will provide civil engineering services. NBT Bank is the lender for the project.

FD Stonewater entered into a joint venture agreement with J.B. Brown & Sons for development of the site. The project was awarded to the JV entity (FDS JBB Portland LLC) in the fall of 2019, with substantial project completion planned for fall 2021.

The July 17 event attendees included representatives from VA Maine, including the executive steering committee for the project as well as the current Saco and Portland VA clinic managers.