The city of New Albany has partnered with Jeffersonville-based LifeSpring Health Systems to bring a new clinic to Colonial Manor. The city says the project is part of an effort to revitalize the shopping center, which has dealt with vacancy issues for several years.

The city says LifeSpring’s clinic will include 10 patient rooms. Colonia Manor is owned by Brian Forrest, a partner with Hoagland Commercial Realtors, which recently partnered with the New Albany Redevelopment Commission to pledge $1 million for a variety of upgrades, including infrastructure, façade work, and parking lot improvements, among others.

“LifeSpring excels at providing mental and primary health care services to people regardless of their ability to pay,” stated Mayor Jeff Gahan. “We are excited to play a role in helping bring their services to the new Colonial Manor center in New Albany. We are looking forward to their Grand Opening soon.”

Forrest says he is looking forward to helping the city bring new life into the Charlestown Road corridor where Colonial Manor is located.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with both the City of New Albany and the neighbors of Colonial Manor,” said Forrest. “My goal was to convert the center to be service-oriented for the surrounding residents. With the addition of the LifeSpring clinic, and other service-oriented organizations in the works, this is definitely trending in the right direction.”

LifeSpring intends to provide affordable primary care health services at the facility, which will include services to prepare for, prevent, and respond to the COVID-19 virus for low to moderate income individuals.