West Creek land trades at $8M for future rehab hospital

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Rendering of the planned Sheltering Arms Rehab Institute in Goochland. (Sheltering Arms)

With a large swath of Goochland County land now in hand, two major local healthcare players are moving ahead with a $119 million project.

Sheltering Arms last month completed the purchase of 25 acres in The Notch at West Creek. The site will host Sheltering Arms Rehab Institute, a new 114-bed, 200,000-square-foot inpatient hospital that’s a joint venture with VCU Health.

Sheltering Arms paid $7.9 million for the property, which had been owned by entities tied to the Pruitt family and Bill Goodwin’s Riverstone Properties.

The group will look to open the facility in 2020, with groundbreaking in spring 2018. They’ve tapped HDR and Hourigan Construction as the designer and builder, respectively, Sheltering Arms spokeswoman Stephanie Sulmer said.

The land and building will be owned by Sheltering Arms and leased to the institute.

CBRE | Richmond’s Trib Sutton and Malcolm Randolph represented Sheltering Arms in the land deal.

The project first was announced in 2016. The group has since reached several milestones, including approval of a certificate of public need – a state-required designation for medical care facilities. In July, Goochland’s economic development authority approved $76.5 million in bonds for the project, to be repaid by Sheltering Arms.

The group will publicly launch a capital campaign for the facility next year, Sulmer said. She said the $7.9 million for the land is built into the $119 million budget for the facility.

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