Department of Veterans Affairs.
Notice of intent to enter into an Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL).
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into a EUL on two parcels of land totaling approximately 20.0 acres at the VA Maine Healthcare System—Togus in Augusta, Maine. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain permanent housing facilities; provide preference and priority placement for senior Veterans, homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of homelessness and their families; 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 (044), 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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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: November 10, 2011.
Eric K. Shinseki,
Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2011-29774 Filed 11-16-11; 8:45 am]
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