Mount Carmel buys land in Grove City, increases scale of ER campus
by Carrie Ghose, Staff reporter
September 21, 2012
Mount Carmel Health System will start construction within the next few weeks on its outpatient campus in Grove City after closing the purchase of a former golf course.
The $4.1 million sale price for the 112 acres brings the total cost of the planned standalone emergency department and medical office building to $58 million, spokesman Russ Kennedy said.
Mount Carmel plans to open the facility by next fall. The system had projected the project at $50 million in July, not including the land price, and since then has decided to increase the size of the medical offices, Kennedy said.
Columbus-based Commercial One Realtors said in a news release it has worked for two years to bring medical services to the site at the request of Grove City Development Director Chuck Boso.
“We courted every health-care organization currently operating in our region before finally getting the positive response from Mount Carmel,” read a statement from Bill Hamilton, a Commercial One agent who led the sale.
Hamilton, himself a former builder of golf courses in Central Ohio, has noted that closed courses can be tough to sell.