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Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Newington Campus

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AGENCY:

Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION:

Notice of Intent to Enter into an Enhanced-Use Lease.

SUMMARY:

The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an 11.2-acre parcel of land and improvements to include renovating an existing building at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Newington campus. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, renovate, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to renovate, operate, and maintain a permanent supportive housing facility; provide preference and priority placement for homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of homelessness; and provide a supportive services program that guides resident Veterans toward attaining long-term self-sufficiency.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Edward Bradley, Office of Asset Enterprise Management (044C), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-7778 (this is not a toll-free number).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title 38 U.S.C. 8161 et seq. states that the Secretary may enter into an enhanced-use lease if he determines that implementation of a business plan proposed by the Under Secretary for Health for applying the consideration under such a lease for 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: September 26, 2011.

Eric K. Shinseki,

Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 2011-25365 Filed 9-30-11; 8:45 am]

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