Medical network University of Florida Health will expand its reach in Marion County with a recent land purchase in the Summerfield community at the southern edge of the county near The Villages.

A deed shows the transaction took place on Oct. 7 between Novia Group, LLC and Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics, Inc.

Three separate parcels make up the 26.92 acres of land listed under address 14950 S. Highway 441 on

UF Health paid around $2.21 million for the property west of U.S. Highway 441 but has not disclosed plans for development.


Source:  Ocala StarBanner

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A $100 million-plus mixed-use development with a hospital is in the pipeline for The Villages near the border of Lake and Sumter counties.

The Villages Development Co. LLC — tied to the 35,000-acre retirement community that spans three Florida counties — is seeking Lake County job creation incentive funds for a 435-acre, multi-phase project. It will be built near the Florida Turnpike and County Road 470, with approximately 240 acres in Lake County and 195 acres in Sumter County. Development of the first phase is expected to kick off in late 2021 or early 2022.

Lake County commissioners initial approved the economic development incentives in December 2020, when the project was referred to as “Project Go West.” The final agreement is set to go before the Lake County Commission on July 27.

The large-scale, mixed-use project would have a “Wellness Village” anchored by a regional hospital and aims to include targeted industries such as health care, translational science, research, academic, regional retail and commercial facilities. It will be built in phases by the applicant and other end-users recruited by the applicant.


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Anchor Health Properties, a national, full-service healthcare real estate development, management and acquisitions company, is partnering with The Villages community in central Florida to develop The Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood, a 285,000-square-foot multi-specialty building that will be connected to a 150-key hotel, conference center and spa.
The project is slated to break ground in early 2018 and will take about two years to complete. The Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood will be built on a 31-acre site in The Villages Brownwood Paddock Square Town Center. It will be integrated with the Brownwood Hotel and Spa, which will have 10,000 square feet of conference space, a multipurpose courtyard for meetings and events and a restaurant run by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.

“We are thrilled to be part of this project, which is a continuation of our long-term relationship with The Villages Health. This project will extend the mission of The Villages Health to provide high-quality, patient-centered care that is accessible to the community,” Paula Crowley, chairman of Charlottesville, Va.,-based Anchor Health Properties, said in a prepared statement.

Anchor Health Properties began working with The Villages Health in 2011, when the company helped to develop a primary care model that changed delivery of service to patients within the community, home to than 120,000 residents and one of the fastest growing areas in the country.

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The center will have more than 25 clinical specialties such as oncology, imaging, ophthalmology, dermatology and plastic surgery, along with an ambulatory surgery and rehab surgery center. Other specialties represented will include cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, general urology and rheumatology. A retail pharmacy and lab will also be part of the facility.
The managing operator of the hotel and spa is AHC + Hospitality of Grand Rapids, Mich. The architect for the project is Earl Swensson Associates of Nashville, Tenn.
In July, Anchor Health Properties opened its first West Coast office in San Diego and also acquired Fletcher Parkway Medical Center, an 82,024-square-foot medical office building in the San Diego suburb of La Mesa, Calif. The asset is adjacent to the campus of the Sharp Grossmont Hospital and features tenants such as Sharp Healthcare and United Healthcare Group.
Source: CPE