The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville (Ky.); integrated design firm SmithGroup (Detroit); and infrastructure consulting firm AECOM celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Louisville VA Medical Center in Louisville.

The 972,000-square-foot, $840 million facility will replace the existing Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville and will offer inpatient and outpatient services, including primary care, specialty, surgical, and mental health.

Situated on 34 acres, the medical center will include outdoor terraces, ample green spaces, a courtyard, and linear garden, as well as education, ceremony, dining, and respite areas. Two parking structures and a central utility plant are also planned.

The project is expected to be completed in 2026.