VA Denies San Joaquin Co. Sites; Private Firms Step In
After the Department of Veterans Affairs rejected three sites owned by San Joaquin County for a new VA medical facility, two private development firms have proposed sites for the 120-bed facility. Grupe Commercial has suggested an about 20-acre site in downtown Stockton, while Arnaiz Development proposed a 56-acre lot in French Camp. VA awarded San Joaquin County the new facility in May as a means of relieving VA's Livermore nursing home and providing services to the county's 42,000 veterans.
- "Vying for VA Facility" (Reid, Stockton Record, 10/22).