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Enhanced-Use Lease for Development of Transitional Residential Homeless Program at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Butler, PA

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Department of Veterans Affairs.


Notice of intent to enter into an enhanced-use lease.


The Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to enter into an enhanced-use lease of approximately 0.46 acres including a 6,000-square foot building at the VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Butler, Pennsylvania. The selected lessee would develop, finance, construct, manage, maintain and operate a transitional residential homeless program. The lessee also would be required to provide VA with in-kind consideration consisting of construction and improvement work on the VAMC campus and services relating to shelter, job preparation, and referrals for health care programs needs.

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Alan Hackman, Office of Asset Enterprise Management (004B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 273-5875.

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Title 38 U.S.C. section 8161 et seq. specifically provides that the Secretary may enter into an enhanced-use lease if he determines that the implementation of a business plan proposed by the Under Secretary for Health for applying the consideration under such a lease to the provision of medical care and services would result in a demonstrable improvement of services to eligible veterans in the geographic service-delivery area within which the property is located. This project meets this requirement.

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Approved: February 27, 2007.

R. James Nicholson,

Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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[FR Doc. E7-4001 Filed 3-6-07; 8:45 am]