Enterprise, state officials witness continuing work on new vets home

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ENTERPRISE, Ala (WDHN) — On Wednesday, November 22, Enterprise city leaders and Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs representatives toured the CSM Bennie G. Adkins State Veterans Home site.

The nearly hour-long tour was taken by Mayor William E. Cooper, members of Enterprise City Council, city leaders, Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) Commissioner Kent Davis and other members of ADVA staff, Project Superintendent Ed Rice of Rabren General Contractors, and Williams Blackstock Architects, all clad in safety vests, glasses and hardhats.

The 182,000-square-foot facility is projected to open in the summer of 2024 and will feature six wings that lead back to a central multi-story fireplace.

Each wing will house nearly 30 residents with private rooms and ensuite bathrooms. The facility will also feature a chapel, salon, meeting room, and retail space.

According to the City of Enterprise, residents will be cared for by skilled nursing staff. Applications for nearly 200 positions will open in the spring of 2024. Applications for the approximately 174 residential spaces will also open in the spring.

  • Courtesy of the City of Enterprise

The home is named in honor of Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins, who was deployed to Vietnam three times. He received the Medal of Honor in 2014 and is well-known in Alabama and the Wiregrass community for his bravery and heroism.

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