The population of Panama City Beach, Florida, and surrounding Bay County are growing at a rapid pace. In addressing the upcoming need for medical care in the area, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Florida State University College of Medicine, and St. Joe Company are partnering to develop a medical healthcare campus on approximately 87 acres in Panama City Beach.
The project includes a phased approach to development that is intended to ultimately include a 500-bed hospital and associated ancillary medical facilities. The first phase of development includes a master plan for a 60,000 SF, four-story medical office building providing primary and urgent care with the potential for ortho and cardiology with a surgery center.
As civil engineer on the project, Alliant’s master planning effort considers ultimate roadway expansions and growth projections for the next 10 to 30 years understanding that access, site circulation, and wayfinding are critical factors to patient and visitor satisfaction.
The patient/visitor experience encompasses all sensory elements from initial campus visibility on approach to ease of departure following each campus visit, all of which were considered during planning. The vibrant bicycle and pedestrian scene in Panama City Beach as well as the need for emergency vehicle access are design components that will set the tone for this new corridor as development expands to future parcels. When complete, the new campus will provide ready access to medical care for the area’s growing population.
Rendering courtesy of HuntonBrady.