•Duke Realty broke ground in early June for a four-story, 113,730-square foot medical office building on the campus of the new 95-bed Baylor Medical Center at McKinney now under construction in the north Dallas suburb. The MOB is slated to open in June 2012 and the hospital in July 2012. The development, named Baylor McKinney Medical Office Building I, will be connected on the first floor to the $205 million, six-story, 469,170-square foot hospital on its 58-acre campus. Duke Realty is the developer, owner, broker, property manager and asset manager of the MOB, leasing the site from Baylor Health Care System through a long-term ground lease. Baylor has already reserved 53 percent of the MOB's space for an outpatient cancer center, physical therapy and rehabilitation, physician offices and other services, with the remainder to be leased to affiliated, complementary medical practice groups. Joining Duke Realty on the development of the MOB is Dallas architectural firm RTKL Associates Inc., responsible for designing the exterior, core and shell of the building. Space planning and interior design is being handled by the Dallas office of Perkins+Will. MEDCO Construction of Dallas is the general contractor.
•WakeMed Health & Hospitals and Duke Realty celebrated the groundbreaking of the three-story, 87,000 square-foot WakeMed Raleigh (N.C.) Medical Park in Raleigh. WakeMed Raleigh Medical Park will be anchored by Capital City Surgery Center, a 30,000-square-foot ambulatory surgery center which is a joint venture between WakeMed and community surgeons. Duke Realty will finance, develop, own, lease and manage a Class A medical office building being constructed on land leased from WakeMed. The architect for the WakeMed Raleigh Medical Park is the Raleigh office of Chicago-based Perkins+Will Inc. and the general contractor is the Raleigh office of Birmingham, Ala.-based Brasfield & Gorrie LLC. The facility is scheduled to open in mid-2012.
•Kindred Healthcare, Inc. is building a 46-bed freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Humble, a northeastern suburb of Houston. The 56,000-square-foot hospital is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2012. The hospital will feature all private rooms and more than 6,600 square feet of therapy space, with rehabilitative technology, a therapy pool and programs for patients with complex physical and cognitive needs. Kindred has also started construction on a freestanding IRH in partnership with Seton Healthcare Family. The 59,000 square foot hospital will have 50 beds. The new hospital will replace a 20-bed facility that Kindred currently operates within Seton Medical Center Austin. The new hospital will feature a therapy pool and specialized programs for patients with complex physical and cognitive needs. The new IRH is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2012.