Simone Healthcare Development and Fareri Associates held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new four-story, 85,000 s/f medical office building located at 3030 Westchester Avenue in Purchase, NY in the Harrison Executive Medical Park.
Foundation excavation on the building, pre-leased in its entirety by WESTMED Medical Group, a physician-owned and managed multi-specialty group practice, began nearly a month ago, and the building is expected to be ready for occupancy by January 2015.
Executives from Simone Healthcare Development, Fareri Associates and WESTMED Medical Group were joined by local elected and community leaders at the ground-breaking ceremony.
“This is amazing. It feels like it’s the Eighties again!” said County Executive Astorino, noting the project marks the first new office construction in the county in 25 years.
“The I-287 corridor used to be a haven for corporate users, and today it is becoming a favorite choice of medical, biotech and other healthcare related fields.”
The County Executive praised the development team and WESTMED, noting they will now have brought five outpatient ambulatory surgery and multi-specialty practice facilities to the County in the last several years, creating over 1,000 new permanent jobs. The current construction will also bring 600 temporary jobs to the County.
“The nature of healthcare in America is rapidly changing,” said Joseph Simone, president of Simone Development, whose Simone Healthcare Development Group partners with hospitals and large medical practices in the site selection, acquisition, design, construction and management of these modern facilities.
“With the seismic changes in healthcare delivery and technology, and the implementation of Obamacare, millions more patients will be added to the system in the coming years. The old model for healthcare delivery is no longer viable, and medical providers need to bring comprehensive outpatient care to where people live. That is what we are creating.”
Simone has over two million square feet of new medical projects in development.