SOUTHSHORE / RIVERVIEW, FL – A Veterans Outpatient Clinic will soon be under construction along US-301 next to the Summerfield Crossing shopping center in Riverview, FL. (correction: Clinic not Hospital)
UPDATE 12.6.2016: The 20.7 acres of land for the new VA Clinic was purchased by the VA HILLSBOROUGH INVESTORS LLC for $3,275,000 on November 4th, 2016 according to Hillsborough County Records.
The nearest VA Hospital from the future Riverview VA Clinic is the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital on Bruce B. Downs Blvd, about 26 miles away. This will make it more convenient for veterans in need of care.
A few years back, I drove myself and a friend to the VA on Bruce B. Downs a couple of times a month. My friends name was Harold Quinn – God rest his soul. We all called him Hal.
He was a war hero who served on a B1 Bomber in WWII. He got a kick out of my laugh and free spirit; and I was in awe of his reverence to God and his love he had for his wife Norine.
And even though we had a great time talking and making jokes on the way up and back from the VA, a location in Southshore would have been easier on us both. (in memory of my friend Hal)
See an aerial view of the the vacant land where the VA is planned on Google Maps
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Veterans Outpatient Clinic (2018)
10704 Fairway Meadow Dr. Riverview, FL 33578