Columbus Regional Health system says it will sell a majority of a parcel of land on the city’s west side, clearing the way for a proposed mixed-use development. CRH says it has signed an agreement with Bloomington-based developer Clearpath Services to sell the site while still retaining a portion of the land for a potential 36,000-square-foot health facility.
The health system purchased the site through a holding company in July 2017.
“After an exhaustive and thorough process to make sure the property was environmentally and economically viable for the planned development, and further delays brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to relaunch efforts surrounding this site,” said CRH President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Bickel.
Clearpath is working in conjunction with architecture firm, Woolpert Inc.
The property was formerly the site of a Clarion Hotel. It encompasses about 20 acres. Plans call for the development of 550,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.
The Republic reports the location could also include an apartment complex and small grocery store.
CRH says it plans to design and construct a facility that will house both new and existing services with a focus on diagnostic and procedural outpatient services, along with other medical office building services.
The health system the agreement “serves as a catalyst for a major investment project in a very prominent location on the west side of Bartholomew County.”
Clearpath anticipates beginning the formal approval process with the City of Columbus this summer. If approval is granted, construction is slated to begin 4th quarter 2021.
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