The Press Newspaper
A medical emergency center is being proposed in Oregon at the corner of Dustin and Coy, according to city officials.
“The property that has been for sale for quite a while at the corner of Dustin and Coy has been sold and will be developed as a medical emergency center,” Councilman Jerry Peach said at a council meeting Dec. 19.
“Two physicians from Sylvania will be operating the facility. It will likely be an 11,000-square-foot facility. It’s currently under review by the administration – the site plan has been submitted for the project.”
Administrator Mike Beazley said after the meeting that the physicians have been in contact with the city.
“It will be new construction. The city staff has met with their architect and their team, and we’re looking to welcome them on Dustin Road,” he said.
Currently, there is one urgent care clinic in Oregon on Navarre Avenue.
A traffic signal at the intersection of Dustin and Coy, which has been in the works for a while, is also scheduled, said Peach.
“Council will recall that we’ve been very supportive of placing a traffic signal at the corner of Dustin and Coy,” he said.
Paul Roman, public service director, said the signal is expected to be installed in the spring of 2013.
“With passage of our budget tonight, we do have the design of that intersection project scheduled for 2012. It is a fiscal year 2014 project,” said Roman.
The city received a grant for the project, he added.
“We received TIP (Transportation Improvement Program in Ohio) funding for this improvement that pays 80-percent of the cost for this intersection,” said Roman.
The project also includes the widening of Coy, he said.
“It could be done in the spring of 2013, which is our hope,” said Roman. “The developers of that site are aware of our project, and we have compared notes in terms of laying out their project with our project as well.”
Beazley told The Press that a study completed at the intersection determined the need for a traffic signal to improve traffic flow.
Also at the meeting, Peach, who is chairman of the city’s Economic Development & Planning Committee, said the Economic Development Foundation, of which Peach is also a member representing the city, received several resumes for the position of executive director of the organization. Gary Thompson, the previous executive director, resigned last year to take a job with the Regional Growth Partnership as director of JobsOhio for the northwest Ohio region.
“Tim Pedro, who is the president of the Foundation, indicated they were reviewing the applications they have to replace Gary Thompson,” said Peach. “There were quite a few applications, and they will be engaged in that process of narrowing down the applicants to the person they feel is best suited for the position.”