Construction began July 11 on NorthCare at St. Francis, a physician-owned, 85,250 square-foot medical building that will go up next to the new St. Francis Medical Center, southeast of Powers Boulevard and Woodmen Road in Colorado Springs. Both buildings are scheduled to open in fall 2008. NorthCare at St. Francis will have direct access to the hospital, linked via a fourth floor "skybridge." The four-story, $20 million NorthCare building will sit on more than 5 acres; two-thirds of the building has been pre-leased. The building is being developed by NorthCare LLC, which is headed by Springs physician Dr. Kevin Weary and Michael Heritage of The London Real Estate Group. NorthCare at St. Francis was designed by RTA Architects of Colorado Springs; Colarelli Construction in the Springs is the general contractor.