UVA Has Plans for New Rehab Hospital in Albemarle County
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The University of Virginia is planning a potential move for its new rehab hospital. Plans are in the works to create a new building in Albemarle County near the Hollymead Fire-Rescue Station.
In a meeting at the Albemarle County Office Building on Thursday morning, Senior Project Manager John Hash spoke to members of the Department of Community Development to discuss a plan to get the building approved. Hash says Encompass Healthy and the UVA Foundation have not submitted a detailed plan of the new rehab center yet.
For now, the building is planning to be a one-story structure with a parapet in one corner. The Department of Community Development only had a few comments, but says there is still work to be done before a plan is approve.
"The comments that we received are the comments that we expected and I think we're working in the right direction with the county and it's all going to be fine," said Hash, who feels the group's first meeting went very well.
Hash says the Department of Community Development is also determining whether or not a historic resources investigation around the area needs to take place.
Another meeting will take place sometime soon to continue to determine whether or not the initial site plan will be recommended for approval.