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Published: Thursday, 10/24/2013 - Updated: 10 months ago

Flower Hospital plan shows 2 new medical offices, 2 new training facilities

BY NATALIE TRUSSO CAFARELLO
BLADE STAFF WRITER

ProMedica Flower Hospital is seeking the Sylvania City Council's approval to build a new nursing care center on its campus, but the site plan submitted also shows two new medical buildings along Harroun Road.

The site plan, which is to be at the Nov. 4 public hearing on the nursing center, shows a 2-story, 36,000-square foot "future medical services building" along Harroun next to the existing parking for Lake Park, a nursing care facility on the southern end of the campus at 5200 Harroun in Sylvania.

The plan also shows a 2-story, 24,000-square foot "future medical service building" along Harroun, just north of the main entrance to the hospital. Next to that is an existing house and just north of that is a barn, and both are labeled on the plan as "future training" facilities, one at 6,400 square feet and the other at 2,100 square feet.

Each show parking next door.

Asked about when those structures on its site plan might be built, ProMedica officials would only issue a statement: “It is too early to say anything specific about potential new buildings suggested on the Flower Hospital Master Plan.”

No cost nor timeframe to erect the proposed structures is noted on the site plan.

Kevin Aller, city service director, said those proposed buildings showed on a previous plan the hospital submitted and said he has been told they might not be built.

The site plan was submitted to the city within a few months of news that ProMedica purchased the Starlite Plaza on Monroe Street in Sylvania. ProMedica officials have declined to say how they plan to redevelop the strip shopping center, but tenants have said they have been told that the former Churchill's grocery store there will be replaced by a new building to be used for doctor's offices and other medical services.

The new structures shown on the Flower site plan, which are not part of the Nov. 4 hearing, would provide a new view to the Flower campus because they would be located near Harroun, which is the only public access to the ProMedical hospital. The plan shows no direct access from Harroun to the proposed medical buildings, but it shows an entrance drive from Harroun between the two proposed training facilities.

The site plan, submitted to the city in September, was primarily for the planned nursing and rehabilitation facility, a joint project between ProMedica and HCR ManorCare. The facility is planned for the northern end of the campus, next to the hospital's hospice center.

The hearing is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 4 in Council Chambers at 6635 Maplewood Ave. The nursing and rehabilitation facility is proposed to be completed in 2015. After the hearing, the project is to go before the council for approval. 

Contact Natalie Trusso Cafarello at: 419-206-0356, or ntrusso@theblade.com, or on Twitter @natalietrusso. 


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