VCU Health is digging further into Stony Point.
The health system last month purchased a 6-acre parcel at 9109 Stony Point Drive, near Stony Point Fashion Park, from Highwoods Properties for $1.9 million. The deal closed Sept. 23 and University Health Services is the new owning entity.
Construction is already underway on the site, and Highwoods secured approval for the construction of a three-story 60,000-square-foot medical office building on the property prior to the sale.
Carissa Etters, spokeswoman for VCU Medical Center, said the location will serve as an outpatient facility, housing several ambulatory care programs. The system will also relocate its dermatology and ear, nose and throat offices from its existing Stony Point location.
Construction should wrap up around September of next year, and VCU expects to occupy the building by November. Kjellstrom & Lee is the general contractor.
VCU’s parcel is within a 20-acre section of the city’s Stony Point Community Unit Plan that also includes the existing 55,000-square-foot Virginia Urology building next door. VCU’s building would be considered the second phase of that section.
Highwoods previously owned the entire 20 acres and still retains the area’s last 8-acre parcel, designated as the future site of phase three: an 89,000-square-foot four-story building.
Highwoods also owns four office buildings nearby, Stony Point I-IV, all coming in at over 100,000 square feet.
Highwoods representatives declined to comment and directed all inquiries to VCU.
University Health Services owns another medical office building at Stony Point at 9000 Stony Point Parkway, which houses VCU Health at Stony Point. It has owned that property since at least 2000. The system also operates out of a surgical center at 8700 Stony Point Parkway.
The new Stony Point project comes as the newly rebranded VCU Health is in the midst of further expansion away from its downtown medical center. It has leased the entirety of a new 110,000-square-foot medical office building that’s under construction in Short Pump’s Towne Center West. And it’s also developing a $56 million pediatric psychiatric facility in Northside.