Distance to an acute health care provider.

Size of Veterans population to be served within a defined service area.

Availability of site, speed of entitlement of zoning, planning, conditional use permits.

Guarantee of site availability at expected construction date.

Form of conveyance for state use (i.e., deed, long term lease).

Site characteristics, including visibility.

Site acquisition and development costs.

Environmental conditions and impact.

Noise conditions and impact.

Seismic safety.

Value of land to be donated/acquired.

Type and value of land development costs to be provided by the host community.

Availability of labor pool for classes of employees required.

Transportation services available.

Recreational facilities available.

Cultural, social, religious access.

Community support.

Other quality of life issues.

Distance to public safety providers.

Accessability to site for visitors.

Availability of medical facilities and research facilities for specialty care. (Alzheimers/Dementia medical care.