Development Partnership Brings New Vitality to Garland’s Medical District

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Posted on Sep 28, 2021 by City of Garland

The City of Garland is partnering with Prevarian Companies and Harrison Street to bring new vitality to the community’s medical district. The area is located two miles from Downtown Garland Station and is connected by DART bus service.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) opened the VA Medical Center Garland in April 2020 at the hospital campus that was formerly Baylor Medical Center-Garland. The medical center is benefiting from a significant investment by the VA to renovate the buildings and deliver comprehensive services to veterans living in North Texas.

As a result, the city seeks to continue the redevelopment of the medical center campus to support the VA’s efforts and fulfill the city’s plans for a full-service medical district at the northeast corner of North Shiloh Road and Walnut Street.  

Valoris HealthPark Garland will serve as a renewed, centralized destination for comprehensive health care services for veterans and the residents of Garland. The redevelopment includes the acquisition of five medical office buildings surrounding the Garland VA Medical Center.

The medical park will include inpatient, outpatient and support services coordinated with the VA and as part of a strategic master plan to bring medical services back to Garland. These investments will work to provide needed services that both complement the VA medical center as well as serve the public in the surrounding community.

Dallas-based Prevarian Companies, in partnership with Harrison Street, purchased three of the medical office buildings totaling more than 150,000 square feet and will invest in the complete renovation and strategic leasing of these buildings.

The two additional medical office buildings have been purchased by the city and will be demolished in preparation for Prevarian and Harrison Street’s future development of new health care facilities.

Utilizing funds from the 2019 Bond Program, the city will also bring significant streetscape improvements to the area as well as new trails along Duck Creek behind the Garland VA Medical Center that will also connect to a planned Healing Garden. The trails will then connect to the larger Garland trail system, bringing greater pedestrian access to the area.

The city is working closely with DART to increase accessibility to the medical district from the DART Rail System.

Currently, the Garland VA Medical Center is served by Route 463 from Downtown Garland Station. Starting Jan. 24, 2022, DART will provide service to the medical district area with the new Route 200, also from Downtown Garland Station, as part of DART’s New Bus Network. Route 200 will be a crosstown route with 30-40-minute frequency that will also connect to Spring Valley Station and the Addison Transit Center.


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