Groundbreaking begins at new site for Suntree Internal Medicine


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Dr. Abe Hardoon, son and project developer Eric Hardoon, son Dr. Scott Hardoon and Deb Gosnay, manager of Suntree Internal Medicine, take part in a groundbreaking ceremony June 30 at the site of the new home of Suntree Internal Medicine.

Officials conducted a groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Suntree Internal Medicine June 30 at the site of the future Suntree Viera Professional Park at Wickham Road and Pineda Court. 

As dozens of contractors, construction workers and guests looked on, project developer Eric Hardoon, his father, Dr. Abe Hardoon, brother Dr. Scott Hardoon and Deb Gosnay, manager of Suntree Internal Medicine, dug gold-painted shovels into the ground, then used oversized scissors to cut a ribbon to mark the start of construction of a 31,000-square-foot, two-story building that will become Suntree Internal Medicine’s new home.

When completed in late 2015, the complex will also feature a 90-bed HUD-financed assisted living facility, a large diagnostic center and offices, Eric Hardoon said. Amenities will include a brick-paved entrance, a pond, fountains, oaks, benches and a lighted, public jogging trail.

“The community is realizing that this is definitely not a typical doctor’s office,” Eric Hardoon said. “This is reshaping Wickham Road and the Suntree area.”

The new building should be completed by spring 2015, Eric Hardoon said. Work on the assisted living facility and diagnostic center should be finished by late 2015, he said.