Representatives with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District joined leaders from the Department of Veterans Affairs San Diego Health Care System, VA Office of Construction and Facilities Management, and contractors Nov. 6 to cut the ribbon for a new parking structure at the San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus.
The seven-level parking structure was completed by Archer Western Federal Joint Venture of San Diego in September and will accommodate about 900 vehicles. This is the first of a four-phase construction contract completed at the campus.
This is one of three parking garage structures that has been constructed here at the VA campus and also the largest, with more than 900 parking stalls, said Cynthia Avair, associate medical center director, VA San Diego Health Care System.
Avair said the project began about a year ago but has been in the planning and design phases for several years.
Col. Andrew Baker, commander of the Corps’ Los Angeles District; Frank Pearson, chief executive officer and executive director of the VA San Diego Health Care System; and Todd Bofinger, director, facilities operations, VA Office of Construction and Facilities Management, joined the construction team to cut the ribbon on the new facility.
I’m pleased to be here today to be part of the opening of this new parking structure to serve our veterans, warfighters and their families, Baker said.