Developer US Federal Properties Co. LLC (Kansas City, Mo.) has broken ground on the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala., according to an article in the Birmingham Business Journal.

The 60,000-square-foot center will focus primarily on veterans’ mental health and include outpatient mental health, outpatient group psychotherapy and psychiatry, intensive care management, telehealth, and homeless support programs, as well as workshops and support personnel to aid in the prevention of veteran suicide.

The project team comprises Hoefer Wysocki (architecture; Leawood, Kan.) and Hoar Construction (construction; Birmingham).

The project is slated to open in the fall 2021.