FORTRESS CONSTRUCTION GROUP STARTS CONSTRUCTION OF 12,000 SQUARE FOOT MEDICAL FACILITY IN DOWNTOWN ORLANDO

ORLANDO, Fla. --- Fortress Construction Group, Inc. recently started construction of a new $1.4 Million, 12,000 square foot medical facility at 326 N. Mills Ave. for the Central Florida Pulmonary Group (CFPG).

Charles Ayers, president of Fortress Construction Group, Inc. said the project includes the state-of-the-art medical facility along with new parking and complete renovation of existing medical offices.   The renovation/design pricing is still in process.

The project is a challenging one, Ayers said.

The site is relatively small, with the existing 7,500 square foot medical office building that will remain open while construction is under way, Ayers explained.

James Garritani, R.A. of DDP Architects P.A. designed the new facility.

“Our focus was to soften the transition between the commercial buildings of Mills Avenue and the adjacent historic residential areas,” Garritani said.

“The City of Orlando was very helpful in accommodating the needs of the client and helping to craft a compatible design at the streetscape level,” he said.

Ayers said the new medical facility, expected to open by the end of this year, will accommodate future growth.  

Central Florida Pulmonary Group, which specializes in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine, expects to add about 20 new positions over the next two years. The new facility will provide a variety of services including Respiratory Therapy, the CFPG Institute of Sleep Medicine, CT Scan, DEXA Scan, and a Drive-Through Pharmacy.

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