New VA Outpatient Clinic expected to provide vets care, bring more customers to Monroeville Mall

PITTSBURGH — When a group of officials from the Veterans Administration along with their partners and political supporters raised some ceremonial dirt to celebrate a new 64,000-square-foot outpatient clinic to soon rise at Monroeville Mall, they did so on a wide open stretch of parking lot that showed little sign of demand from shoppers.

So it goes that the mall’s owner, CBL Properties, was able to hash out a deal with the General Service Administration and developer Summit Smith Development to lease a 6.5-acre swath of the mall lot on which to build the new outpatient clinic.

Expected to be completed in 2023 at a cost of $92 million paid for by the federal government, it’s a facility designed to meet the healthcare needs closer to where the region’s vets live, free up space at the VA’s established facilities in Oakland and Aspinwall, as well as serve as a new traffic-generating anchor for Monroeville Mall.

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