Ground breaking will be held Friday for the $45-million Veterans Administration outpatient clinic at Temple and Alameda streets, on the eastern edge of the Los Angeles Civic Center. It is scheduled for completion in the summer of 1992.
The facility will become part of the complex that includes a new Federal Courts Building and Metropolitan Detention Center.
The 220,000-square-foot clinic will serve 900 patients a day and house 450 employees including a staff of 55 physicians, 20 registered nurses and 40 trainees.
The five-story building, with 525 parking spaces, will replace the VA Outpatient Clinic at 425 S. Hill St. and will provide a wide range of primary-care facilities and specialty clinics. Granite will be used as an exterior building material in horizontal bands to tie in with the architecture of existing Federal buildings.
The paved auto courtyard and entry of the outpatient clinic building will tie in with a series of gardens throughout the project, consisting of parking terraces, a roof garden and interior atrium.