Plans have been announced for the construction of a new non-profit health care facility on the south side of Colorado Springs.
The Peak Vistas Community Health Centers, which focuses on care for residents in underserved areas, says it wants to build a new facility at 1105 S. Tejon Street.
That facility will mark 29 clinics the service runs in east central Colorado.
To make way for the center, a one-story building that was the former home of the popular Grindelwalk German Delicatessen will be demolished.
A press release issued by Peak Vistas says that “early concepts of this health center envision a large facility, and we expect the design to be finalized by this spring as we determine the optimal delivery model in conjunction with the city and other partners.”
The project is expected to be paid for through a combination of donations, grants, and restricted funds.
Peak Vistas officials anticipate serving hundreds of clients on a regular basis at the new location.
Founded in 1971, Peak Vistas clinics see up to 94,000 people yearly.
If all goes according to plan, work on the new facility, to be called the Tejon Health Center, will begin later this summer.
By Garry Boulard
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