North Tampa Behavioral Health Breaks Ground on Expansion Project

August 29, 2016


27,500-square-foot expansion expected to bring 50 new jobs to Pasco County

Wesley Chapel, Fla. (August 29, 2016) — On Monday, August 15, representatives of the Pasco Economic Development Council and the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce  gathered with the North Tampa Behavioral Health team for a groundbreaking celebration marking the start of construction for a 27,500-square-foot expansion project at their facility in Wesley Chapel.  The project is expected to bring $10 million in investment and 50 jobs to Pasco County.  The Pasco Economic Development Council assisted the company in obtaining expedited permitting.

“We are extremely excited to be able to meet the needs of our community through our expansion. From our veteran and active duty population, to our local area, this project will assist in offering additional services to our growing community,” said Abbey Brown, Director of Business Development for North Tampa.

North Tampa Behavioral Health is a private, inpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment center.  The facility currently has 75 beds and addresses a range of behavioral issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and others.  The expansion will add 24 beds with shell space for 24 additional beds in the near future. The first phase is set to grow North Tampa Behavioral Health’s C.O.R.E. program, which addresses the needs of the area’s veteran population.

“The Urban Land Institute pointed to the Health Sector as a strong opportunity for job creation in their 2013 study,” noted Pasco County Commissioner Mike Moore.  “I am always thrilled to see our local companies grow and provide more jobs for our residents.”

Construction on the site began on August 22 and expected to be complete in approximately nine months.

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About Pasco Economic Development Council
Pasco EDC is the lead economic development organization dedicated to the overall growth and prosperity of Pasco County through the development of a sustainable and diversified economy.  Pasco EDC continues to be a strong partnership funded by corporate and public investors focused on the economic vitality of Pasco County.

About North Tampa Behavioral Health
A part of the Acadia Healthcare system, North Tampa Behavioral Health is a private, inpatient psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facility, catering to the needs of the Tampa area community.  North Tampa Behavioral Health offers both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and co-occurring treatment, including a Partial Hospital Program and an Intensive Outpatient Program to adults and seniors, age 18 and up.

North Tampa Behavioral Health Breaks Ground on Expansion Project
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