By Associated Press - Monday, April 25, 2016

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - After more than 13 years of delays, the Department of Veterans Affairs says it will build a new 24,000-square-foot outpatient clinic in Lake Charles.

Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission member Jim Jackson calls it a win for veterans in Southwest Louisiana.

Veterans Affairs officials recently said there were problems with the lease for the 4.5-acre site. They gave the owner until Thursday to respond.

They announced Thursday afternoon that they’ll build the clinic under the current contract.

State officials tell the American Press (https://bit.ly/1UaXkwK ) that indicates that the landowner provided the documents needed to continue.



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Information from: American Press, https://www.americanpress.com

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