It may look like winter outside but that hasn’t stopped the early stages of building the new Akron General Health and Wellness Center in Green. Plans for this project were first presented to the city of Green in early April. Proposed to be built is a 99,500 square foot health and wellness center with a 40,000 square foot medical office building attached to it.
The building is expected to include a 24-hour emergency department, radiology, lab, sports medicine, physical therapy, and a medically based fitness program.
The new building will be built on the eastern side of Massillon Road across from The Town Park Center. Town Park Boulevard is expected to be expanded to the other side of Massillon Road so that the entrance to the new building can branch off of it. Currently the excavator crew is getting the site prepared for the new building.
“Construction has essentially begun, depending on the weather you will see earthwork being done and then structural steel being put in place,” said Wayne Wiethe, Green’s planning director.
If all goes as planned there is a good chance the building could be complete by the fall of this year. Completion of the project will depend on weather conditions the next few months.
“I believe this facility will continue to compliment the Massillon Road corridor here in Green. Having organizations like Rendina and Akron General invest in the community indicates that Green is a community worthy of investing in and we look forward to complimentary businesses following in their footsteps,” said Wiethe.
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