Land swap needed for new clinic in Fairbanks

Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

FAIRBANKS - The Tanana Chiefs Council said it needs the city of Fairbanks to approve a land swap so it can build a $75 million clinic.

The project manager for the Native corporation's new Chief Andrew Isaac Medical Center, David Mather, told the city council Monday night that time is running out. The TCC needs to acquire the land and meet several other requirements by May 7 to receive funds from the Indian Health Service.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported the proposed swap with Fairbanks Memorial Hospital would give the Tanana Chiefs Council nine acres of land just north of the Big Dipper Ice Arena. The hospital would get four acres near the hospital.

The TCC has been planning to build a new health center for three years.

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