Geinzer told City Council Thursday night that U of M officials have informed him that the new Brighton Health Center South will open right after Labor Day in 2018.

The city manager said that two separate construction crews have been working from 6 a.m. to midnight every day of the week. However, Geinzer told WHMI that it was not really a “fast track” but the normal pace of business activity for a major university like the U of M.

The facility is going up at a 32 acre site on the southwest corner of Challis Road and Karl Greimel Drive. The U-M Health System’s new health center will provide expanded primary and specialty care in the Brighton area. The facility, about 300,000 square feet in size, will bring more than 40 University of Michigan specialty services to children and adults under one roof.

The Brighton Health Center South is expected to bring over 300 jobs and serve over 250,000 patients a year. U of M Health Systems operates three existing health centers in the Brighton area, which will remain open. Major improvements to Challis Road will be made next year in preparation for the opening of the new facility. (TT)