UCCS, Peak Vista receive grant for health sciences building

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Peak Vista Community Health Centers will build an academic health sciences building on North Nevada Avenue.

The two organizations received a $4 million grant from the John E. and Margaret L. Lane Foundation and Margot Lane of Colorado Springs.

The building will integrate primary health care services for the elderly with UCCS academic programs will be named the Lane Center for Academic health Sciences.

Construction on the 56,000-square-foot building will begin in the summer of 2012. It will be located between North Nevada Avenue and Austin Bluffs parkway. Currently, the site is a parking lot.

Plans call for Peak Vista to own a portion of the building and use it for a senior health center. Peak Vista now operates 19 health centers throughout the Pikes Peak region.