The second of many projects planned by JPS Health Network, a parking garage in Fort Worth, earned approval from the Tarrant County Commissioners Court.

Commissioners approved a contract at their Aug. 30 meeting between the Tarrant County Hospital District, which operates as JPS Health Network, and Beck | Potere Joint Venture. The $3.2 million contract covers preconstruction and design services. The 2,800-car parking garage will be located at the main hospital campus at the intersection of South Main Street and West Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth.

The design document is due Jan. 29, 2023, and the construction document deadline is May 29, 2023. The estimated completion date for the garage is Feb. 28, 2025.

The parking garage is being funded as part of the $800 million bond program for the hospital district that was approved by Tarrant County voters in 2018. JPS Health Network plans to invest another $400 million from its operations for a combined $1.2 billion modernization and expansion plan.

The first project approved under the bond program was JPS Medical Home Southwest Tarrant in the southwestern part of Fort Worth. JPS Health Network approved the purchase and sale of land from Kroger Texas at the intersection of Mesa Spring Drive and Granbury Road for a little more than $4 million on July 17. A groundbreaking is scheduled this fall.

Three other medical homes are planned in Tarrant County as part of the hospital district's expansion plan. Locations for those medical homes will be decided based on need, according to hospital officials.

JPS Health Network operates Tarrant County's only Level I trauma center and the county's only psychiatric emergency center.