CHESHIRE — Construction is progressing on the new Hartford HealthCare medical building on Route 10.
The foundation has been completed and workers are building the steel structure, according to Hartford HealthCare spokeswoman Susan McDonald. Construction is expected to be completed by June 2019.
McDonald said the building will be a three-floor, 50,000-square-foot facility.
Town Economic Development Coordinator Jerry Sitko said the project will cost $15 million. He said the facility will be run by Hartford HealthCare, but the property belongs to Cheshire Medical Associates.
“The property has been vacant for a long period of time and is a prime location in the middle of town,” Sitko said. “It’s an attractive addition to the town of Cheshire.”
Sitko said the medical facility will benefit the town’s economy. Hartford HealthCare will employ 80 workers there.
Sitko also said the town will receive just over $1 million in tax revenue over seven years.
McDonald said the 254 S. Main St. location is geographically convenient and will bring quality health care closer to people in the area.
Hartford HealthCare anticipates a staggered opening. Primary care, special care and radiology are some of the services that will be provided.
“It’s part of [Hartford HealthCare] system’s plan to provide care close to home,” McDonald said. “That’s important for us.”