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Stafford Hospital plans offices
BY JIM HALL
Mary Washington Healthcare has proposed to develop land at Stafford Hospital for medical offices.
The hospital company has submitted a site plan to Stafford County for the land at the corner of Courthouse Road and Hospital Center Boulevard.
The 22 acres is part of the hospital property and is zoned for business. It would be divided into 10 lots. The lots would be from .9 to 1.6 acres each, according to the hospital’s proposal.
“We are hoping to attract physicians or other health care entities that would want to be close to a hospital,” said Marie Fredrick, vice president for properties and ambulatory services.
Mary Washington has hired W.C. Spratt as general contractor for the project. Clearing, grading and other site work began in late July, said Allen Bryan, administrative director for facilities development. The work is expected to be finished in late fall.
The project is similar to what happened in 2005-2006 when Mary Washington sold lots adjacent to Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg. Several physicians bought the lots and built new office buildings on what is now called Care Way.
Fredrick declined to say what the new parcels at Stafford Hospital will sell for.
“We’re going to sell them at market,” she said.
The lots will carry covenants that limit them to health care uses, Fredrick said.
Jim Hall: 540/374-5433