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BISMARCK (AP) — Officials have broken ground for a new University of North Dakota Center for Family Medicine in Bismarck.
The three-story, $5.4 million facility is an effort involving the Grand Forks university and the two hospitals in Bismarck. It will replace a facility UND is renting.
After discussing potential water routing and water towers in the area of the new Jamestown Regional Medical Center, the City Council’s Building, Planning and Zoning Committee voted 4-1 to apply for a state permit to bore under Interstate 94.
The plan Interstate Engineering has designed for supplying water to the medical center is a loop that connects with city water on the south side of I-94 in the general area of R.M. Stoudt. From there the line would run west to the medical center site then back north under the interstate to reconnect with a city water line.
The Jamestown Hospital Foundation has raised its first million dollars in less than a year, and foundation director Jan Barnes is optimistic another $2 million will flow into the coffers to support the new regional medical center.
Jamestown Hospital CEO Marty Richman agrees.
“Based on the feedback that I’m getting, I do believe we will achieve our goal of $3 million,” Richman said.
The City Council voted 3-2 Monday against submission of an application to the state to bore a water line under Interstate 94 and requested the Planning Commission review the infrastructure plans for the new medical center.
Jamestown Hospital is building a new facility on the south side of I-94. Building construction has begun on the green site and presently there is no city infrastructure to it. Interstate Engineering is designing water and sewer lines.
The Jamestown Regional Medical Center is no longer a dream for Jamestown’s future. Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony at the site marked the official start of the project that is expected to be completed in 2011. We congratulate Jamestown Hospital officials and board for their work to move this project forward.
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