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More catering to the "freeway crowd". I think they could have put half the money into the current facility in downtown Painesville and had a nice building in a more sensible location (in the heart of the only city in Lake County with a downtown).
They're already clearing land for the med center at Harvard/271. Looks like it'll be huge.
I agree they should've reinvested in the current location, but Willoughby has a nice little downtown, too (albeit not as large as P-ville's)
Oh yeah, it's supposed to have 220-230 some beds. It's going to be a full-service hospital built from scratch.
Quote from: jonmoxon on June 10, 2008, 03:31:19 PMOh yeah, it's supposed to have 220-230 some beds. It's going to be a full-service hospital built from scratch.These new hospitals are just another example of the social cost of sprawl: how many hospitals have been closed in the City of Cleveland in recent years?
Deacones closed obviously about 2 or 3 years ago as did St. Alexsis I believe on Broadway. The only other ones I can think of in the city opewn are CCF, Luthern and Fairview. I'm probably missing a bunch though.
This was back in June 2000, I believe, and Crain's lead story was that IKEA was eyeing the Harvard/271 exit. I called my wife, on vacation in Colorado to tell her the great news... prematurely...What ended up happening was the the city or county quickly moved to limit any store size to avoid big boxes.... - fearing Walmart, etc... would pounce on that spot and that offices were better uses for the land for tax purposes. I think the limit was around 50,000 sq feet and IKEA would have been 250,000+ sq ft. Lots of nasty - "no big retail" kinds of comments obviously from those who had no idea the draw IKEA would be...Marcia Fudge, mayor of Warrensville Heights - was one of the most vocal over the years - swearing off big box stores like IKEA as poor uses for the land and that they could do better (though I can't imagine what she think Linens-N-Things or Filene's Basement are) and essentially saying "Not in our town" --- when, truth be told, something nice like IKEA would look 2nd class in a 4th rate suburb like Warrensville Heights...