City Council Approves Sale of Land for HonorHealth Facility | News

HonorHealth will expand its reach in Peoria with a new health care facility after the Peoria City Council unanimously approved a $3.43 million land sale at a Feb. 15 meeting.

According to officials, the health care facility will be a 75,000 square foot outpatient medical campus in District P83. It will provide a range of health care disciplines and services, while creating new employment opportunities and reaching more Peoria area residents.

“Our economic development team has worked hard to attract high-quality businesses and jobs to Peoria,” said Jennifer Stein, Peoria’s Acting Director of Economic Development Services.

“By strategically targeting the healthcare industry, the city has been able to build a strong healthcare network comprised of diagnostic, specialty, emergency and family health services, as well as facilities at the cutting edge technology. We are pleased to welcome HonorHealth to this growing list.

The 7.51-acre parcel, called Skunk Creek Parcel, is located between 83rd Avenue and the Loop 101 freeway, north of the Banff Lane alignment and south of Skunk Creek. The land is in District P83, which the Department of Economic Development Services has deemed valuable for the development of targeted industries, such as higher education, corporate headquarters and healthcare.

The new medical campus, which will have possibilities for future expansion to the south of the site, will house several healthcare disciplines. These include the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Care Network, a comprehensive multidisciplinary cancer care program, primary care, specialty services, outpatient therapy services, outpatient surgery center, outpatient medical imaging and more again.

“HonorHealth is one of Arizona’s largest healthcare providers, recognized for innovation and excellence in care,” said Mayor Cathy Carlat. “The addition of a top-notch medical facility with a cancer research and treatment center is a huge boon for families in Peoria. I am proud to support this project and look forward to HonorHealth’s continued expansion into our growing community.

Several years ago, HonorHealth was created by a merger between Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network. The health system serves 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area. It has seven medical offices in Peoria, offering services ranging from primary care to specialty care.

“HonorHealth is thrilled to have this land purchase approved in Peoria,” said David Price, senior vice president of ambulatory operations for HonorHealth.

“This new location will provide Peoria residents with increased access to a variety of top-quality health care services closer to home.”

HonorHealth has not finalized a schedule or specific services that will be offered onsite.

However, the terms of the sale stipulated that the project must begin within 60 days of the closing of the escrow, with 36 months to complete it. Closing of escrow is dependent on city approval of site plan and permits, proof of financing and construction contracts, and leases of space, which can take up to 12 months to obtain .

Additional project details will be released as they are finalized. PT