The Cleveland Clinic plans to expand its medical building at 3574 Center Road in Brunswick. The city’s planning commission approved preliminary site plans on March 7. Another review will take place on April 4. The clinic will then present more detailed site plans, including renderings of the building.
The non-profit academic medical center will move forward with the $20 million expansion project at its Brunswick Family Health Center later this year, according to The Brunswick Post. It will add 40,500 square feet to the 34,000-square-foot facility, more than doubling its size.
Plans call for a 24,000-square-foot, 24-hour emergency department, 16,500 square feet of medical office space on the building’s second floor, a rooftop helicopter pad and additional parking. The helicopter pad will not be used as a heliport, a place where helicopters are stored and refueled; it will only be a stop. The clinic’s helicopters will continue to be based at the Burke Lakefront Airport. Officials expect to use them once or twice a week at most.
The Cleveland Clinic has purchased land just south of the Brunswick Family Health Center, across Parschen Boulevard, to use as parking for its employees. It will add 73 new spaces in 2014, when the emergency room is expected to open, and another 90 spaces once the new third-floor offices are completed, sometime in the next three years. When construction is finished, the Brunswick Family Health Center will have a total of 354 parking spaces.
Cleveland Clinic officials will return before the planning commission on April 4. Once the commission has approved the more detailed plans, they will need to be reviewed by the Brunswick City Council. The expansion is expected to provide 60 new high-paying jobs to the city.
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