Plans to create a new hospital complex in Texas have been announced by a new consortium of companies led by the city of Austin.
The $20 billion hospital plan will be built around two high-end hospitals in Austin and the city’s Southwestern region, according to a press release from the city.
It will include a new $20 million hospital and about 20,000 beds.
The new plan would be built in conjunction with the city and a private developer.
It also will be designed by architects including HKS Architects, HKS Engineering and Urban Architects, and McKim and Company, which is based in Boston.
The announcement comes a week after a plan by a consortium of private investors to build a new Texas hospital in the Southwestern US was canceled after the state’s attorney general declared the project unconstitutional.
The Austin project was approved in January by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, which will approve any plans for a new facility, which would be located in an area designated for public housing and with a capacity of up to 25,000 patients.
The agency also approved a $5.2 billion bond issue to finance the project.