Some 400,000 military veterans live in North Texas, according to the city of Garland. To help address their healthcare needs, a major redevelopment is underway in Garland’s Medical District for Veteran Affairs—also known as Valoris Health Park—located adjacent to the Garland VA Medical Center.
On Tuesday, February 28, from 3 to 5 p.m., the city will hold a mural reveal celebration and ribbon cutting to mark progress on one of the buildings in the Valoris Health Park. The 3,600-square-foot mural at 601 Clara Barton Blvd. is by Dallas artist and musician Haylee Ryan. It’s meant to represent a stepping stone in the district’s redevelopment—which aims to fulfill the city’s plans for “a full-service medical district for its veterans and citizens.”
The building with the mural is one of three buildings totaling over 150,000 square feet that were acquired by the Prevarian Companies in partnership with Harrison Street, all of which are being renovated.
Mayor and other dignitaries will be at the event
Garland Mayor Scott LeMay and the mural artist, Haylee Ryan, will speak at the February 28 event. Also slated to attend are Council Member District 8 Robert John Smith, Council Member District 6 Robert Vera, Assistant City Manager Andy Hesser, Cultural Arts Director Amy Rosenthal, and property owners Dodd Crutcher and Allan Brown.
Following the ribbon-cutting, light refreshments will be served inside the building’s lobby, the city said.
Valoris Healthpark offers “completely renovated medical spaces for all types of medical practitioners,” the city added, aiming to attract practices and medical offices to bolster the city’s healthcare sector.
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