Sarasota Memorial gets OK to build $437M medical campus

Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Hospital received approval for a zoning amendment June 11, clearing the way for the hospital to build  a 65-acre medical campus in Venice, Fla., according to local ABC news affiliate WWSB.

The Venice City Council unanimously approved Sarasota Memorial's request to allow a hospital and related health facility to be built on the site that was initially zoned for a shopping center.

The project, expected to take two and a half years, will cost $437 million. The initial development will be on 48 acres of the site.

The project includes a five-story, 365,000-square-foot hospital with 110 private rooms and a 28-bed emergency department. A two-story, 60,000 square-foot medical office building, additional support structures and a parking garage also are planned.

The facility is expected to employ 500 people when it opens.

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