Pizzuti Cos. has announced plans to develop a two-story, 35,000-square-foot medical office building at the City Gate mixed-use development in Marysville. Memorial Hospital of Union County will lease the entire building from Pizzuti. Scheduled to open in the fall of 2014, the $7.5 million facility is expected to serve 50,000 patients annually.
Pizzuti will acquire the site for the building from City Gate’s developer, Connolly Construction Co., Columbus Business First reported July 31. The facility will be accessible via Routes 33 and 36. “Our patients want us to be accessible, and we believe that the City Gate location will improve accessibility and visibility,” commented Chip Hubbs, the hospital’s president & CEO, in a statement. Bill Andrews of Andrews Architect is the project’s designer.
Memorial Hospital plans to offer a variety of services at the building, including urgent care, imaging services, physical therapy and its sports medicine practice. Demand for physical therapy services has jumped 54 percent during the past year, the hospital reported. The building will also provide space for advanced performance training offered by Memorial’s Elevate Sports Medicine.
Pizzuti’s announcement of plans for the Marysville project follows its sale last month of Two Miranova Place, a 243,000-square-foot office building in Downtown Columbus. According to Columbus Business First, Pizutti sold the 12-story building to Chicago-based Romanek Properties Ltd.
Rendering: Memorial Hospital of Union County