VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin toured the recently built Jones & Cabacoy Veterans Care Center on Nimmo Parkway in Virginia Beach Tuesday ahead of its fall opening.

The 155,000 square foot facility is scheduled to open later this year and will eventually be one of four similar facilities built throughout the state aimed at providing both long term care and short term care for Virginia veterans.

Veterans will be able to have a private rooms that will be organized into eight 16-bed households that surround a central community center.

The Department of Veterans Services says it will be accepting applications for admissions soon.

The land for the 128-bed facility was donated by the City of Virginia Beach at no cost to the state. Construction cost roughly $56 million and was done by Newport News based W.M. Jordan.

During the visit, Gov. Youngkin also announced that he is donating his $44,000 second-quarter salary to the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation.

“I have chosen to donate my salary to the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation (VVSF) because of their important mission to support Virginia’s veterans’ programs. My administration goes to work every day to reimagine the way the Commonwealth provides Veterans benefits, eliminate red tape that hinders our veterans, and has exempted the first 40,000 of veteran retirement pay from unnecessary taxes,” Youngkin said.

Youngkin donated his first-quarter salary to the Virginia Law Enforcement Assistance Program.