ST. PAUL, MN – With Federal VA funding recently committed, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is moving ahead on planning for three new State Veterans Homes projects to be located in Bemidji, Montevideo and Preston.
Wold Architects & Engineers and Perkins Eastman are the architects for all of the new homes. They have been working on these projects for several years and are submitting their designs to regulatory agencies for review and approval. This process is estimated at 60 to 75 days. Once the designs are approved, project construction schedules will come into more focus.
Construction on all three projects will be led by a general contractor which will strive to hire a significant percentage of sub-contractors from the local community.
• Adolfson & Peterson Construction is the construction manager for the Bemidji project.
• Knutson Construction is the construction manager for both the Montevideo and Preston projects.
These general contractors will begin soliciting sub-contractors over the next few months. Construction could begin as early as early fall with an 18-month construction schedule.
The new Minnesota Veterans Homes will also support the local economies long-term by offering employment opportunities to those who share the MDVA mission to care for Veterans. Although MDVA is not yet accepting applications for employment at the three new homes, those interested in future positions can sign up to receive employment updates.
For more information, visit the MDVA website at MinnesotaVeterans.org/FutureHomes.