Gilbane, Urban Health to Break Ground on New Health Center in New York

Gilbane Building Company joined Urban Health Plan, a Federally Qualified Health Center in New York State, to break ground at 1095 Southern Boulevard to celebrate the development of their newest site. The 52,000-square-foot-healthcare facility, will expand access to quality primary and specialized healthcare and house programs designed to address some of the most critical health issues impacting Hunts Point and Longwood residents.

Expected to open in the spring of 2024, the modern, five-story health center will also bring economic development and environmental health benefits to the community. For decades, the site occupied a dry cleaning business, which was later damaged by fire and demolished.

Under UHP’s direction and control, the property is being environmentally remediated and developed by a project team consisting of HOK, DI Group Architecture and Langan. Gilbane Building Company is the construction manager, while project management is provided by the UHP Project Management Office in cooperation with MCCGUSA LTD.

Once completed, the center will join UHP’s network of 12 health centers, two outpatient mental health sites, 12 school-based health centers and five support services sites.

“Today’s groundbreaking represents a milestone for both Urban Health Plan and our community, said Paloma Hernandez, president, and CEO of Urban Health Plan. “It was 48 years ago today that our first location opened directly across the street. This new health center represents a huge step forward in increasing community access to primary care, critical specialty care services and innovative disease prevention programs. We thank everyone involved for their support and their steadfast commitment to this important project that will help us to continue our mission of improving each patients’ overall health and quality of life.”


Posted April 1, 2022

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